On Saturday October 12th hundreds of supporters from across the globe congregated in New Orleans to lay Herman Wallace to rest. It was a powerful memorial that did justice to Herman’s life with eulogies in song, art, verse and a full Black Panther Tribute.
Although we are mourning the loss of this revolutionary life, we are committed to maintaining the legacy and intentions of Herman’s dreams. Artist Jackie Sumell committed herself to building Herman’s House 10 years ago- and that commitment was made regardless of the outcome of Herman’s circumstances. Herman’s house is a tool designed to expose the abuses associated with long term solitary confinement, mass incarceration and wrongful conviction.
Herman Wallace died free, and an innocent man in the eyes of the law. Herman’s House asks that the tragedy of his short life outside of prison not overshadow the miracle of his overdue release. In order to honor Herman we ask supporters to transform their sadness, anger, pain, and frustration in to a collective power that ensures the end of long term solitary confinement in the united states. Let us channel the momentum of his overturned conviction towards securing the IMMEDIATE RELEASE OF ALBERT WOODFOX.
Herman had a transformative power that enabled him to survive the impossible with compassion and kindness. Take the resonance of his voice, his power and his legacy to transform your anger into justice for the last remaining member of the Angola 3 behind bars. See below for actions and upcoming events and an Amnesty International drive determined to ensure that the next large gathering of Angola 3 supporters will be to welcome Albert Woodfox home.
In Revolutionary Spirit,
The Herman’s House Team