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Tonight at PUSH: Passin’ It On

Dhoruba al-Mujahid bin Wahad

Dhoruba al-Mujahid bin Wahad

Screening tonight at PUSH Buffalo (271 Grant Street): Passin’ It On, the story of Dhoruba al-Mujahid bin Wahad, a Black Panther who was convicted and jailed for the 1971 shooting of two New York police officers. Wahad claimed he was innocent, a victim of the FBI’s  COINTELPRO program and filed suit; subsequently the FBI released more than 300,000 pages of documents regarding COINTELPRO, including proof that prosecutirs had withheld evidence that would have helped Wahad’s defense. He successfully appealed his conviction and was released in 1990.

PUSH regularly shows films like this. Tonight’s screening begins at 5:30pm.