Mumia Abu-Jamal Commencement Speech, Oct. 5, 2014

This past fall, Goddard College made national headlines and ignited a fierce debate when the graduating students of the Undergraduate Studies Program invited controversial prisoner and Goddard alumnus Mumia Abu-Jamal (BA ’96) to speak via recorded remarks at their commencement.
Above is the prerecorded speech, which was played alongside the slideshow for the modest 23 graduates and their families on October 5, 2014 at the Haybarn Theatre at Goddard College.
The slideshow was produced by director and filmmaker Stephen Vittoria, whose documentary “Long Distance Revolutionary: A Journey with Mumia Abu-Jamal” was released in 2012, in collaboration with Dustin Byerly, Associate Director of Advancement & Alumni Affairs at Goddard College.

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