Mumia Abu-Jamal (born 1954)
A highly respected, multi-award winning political journalist, known as ‘The Voice of the Voiceless’.
Whilst working as a taxi driver, in 1981, Mumia saw a policeman beating up a Black man. Mumia intervened to try to stop it happening, then realised that the victim was his brother. During the incident the policeman was shot dead. Although witnesses claim that it was not Mumia who fired the shot, he is now a prisoner on death row, in Pennsylvania, USA, after a notoriously unfair trial.
He continues to write and broadcast from his prison cell.