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Visiting A Modern Day Slave Plantation

--An Interview With Nancy A. Heitzeg

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By Angola 3 News

Nancy A. Heitzeg, Ph.D is a Professor of Sociology and Program Co-Director, Critical Studies of Race and Ethnicity at St Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Angola 3 News: Please tell us about your recent visit to the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola this past month.

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Nancy A. Heitzeg:

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Over 40 years ago in Louisiana, 3 young black men were silenced for trying to expose continued segregation, systematic corruption, and horrific abuse in the biggest prison in the US, an 18,000-acre former slave plantation called Angola. In 1972 and (more...)

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Here is a video interview we released last week, p... by Angola 3 News on Tuesday, Feb 9, 2010 at 8:36:07 AM
And I just watched Brubaker with Redford on TV las... by GLloyd Rowsey on Tuesday, Feb 9, 2010 at 8:41:23 AM
This interview really blew me away too. Particular... by Angola 3 News on Tuesday, Feb 9, 2010 at 9:22:30 AM
This tour should be given to young people upon th... by Larry Tierney on Tuesday, Feb 9, 2010 at 9:37:11 AM
Angola is like the "Roach Motel" ! Very few of the... by Matthew Peters on Tuesday, Feb 9, 2010 at 2:54:54 PM
For extra punishment, I was placed in the Black Se... by Steven G. Erickson on Wednesday, Feb 10, 2010 at 12:42:13 AM