Mumia Abu-Jamal is an award-winning journalist & author of two books, "Live from Death Row" & "Death Blossoms", which address prison life from a critical & spiritual perspective. In 1981 he was elected president of the Association of Black Journalists (Philadelphia chapter). His 1982 murder trial & subsequent conviction has raised considerable controversy & criticism for alleged constitutional violations & other improprieties. In spite of his almost two-decade long imprisonment on death row, Abu-Jamal has fought for his freedom & for his profession. He holds a BA from Goddard College & an MA from California State University, Dominguez Hills. His books have sold more than 100,000 copies & have been translated into seven languages.
Noelle Hanrahan is an investigative journalist & the director of Prison Radio, an organization that challenges mass incarceration & racism by airing the voices of men & women in prison. Since 1992 she has recorded the commentaries of Mumia Abu-Jamal, including those that were censored by National Public Radio's "All Things Considered." In 1993 she won a National Federation for Community Broadcasting (NFCBA) Golden Reel Award for "The Execution of Robert Alton Harris." And in 1997, she received another NFCBA Award for the radio adaptation of the film "Mumia Abu-Jamal: A Case for Reasonable Doubt." She lives in the San Francisco area.
Alice Walker won the Pulitzer Prize and the American Book Award for her novel The Color Purple. Her other bestselling novels include By the Light of My Father's Smile, Possessing the Secret of Joy, and The Temple of My Familiar. She is also the author of two collections of short stories, three collections of essays, five volumes of poetry, and several children's books. Her books have been translated into more than two dozen languages. Born in Eaton, Georgia, Walker now lives in Northern California.