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Life Sentences: The Amazing Journey of Walking Out of an American Prison

Life Sentences: The Amazing Journey of Walking Out of an American Prison

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Life Sentences: The Amazing Journey of Walking Out of an American Prison

Life Sentences: The Amazing Journey of Walking Out of an American Prison

Sun, Mar 22, 2020, 3:00pm
  • Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and Carnegie Mellon University
  • Trust Arts Education Center

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with Robert “Faruq” Wideman

This event is a Core Conversation at the 2020 Pittsburgh Humanities Festival. See the full Core Conversation lineup here.

This session is located in the 4th Floor at the Trust Arts Education Center.

Robert “Faruq” Wideman will discuss his collection of essays and other writings Life Sentences: The Amazing Journey of Walking Out of an American Prison and his amazing journey of walking out of prison after 44 years. Included will be moments of joy after reuniting with family and the trials and struggles of reintegrating into life outside of prison after so many years of being incarcerated. He will recount memories and experiences like locking the door when he took a shower after being released and the outpouring of love that was so lavishly and sincerely given by family and friends.

Robert “Faruq” Wideman was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for his role in a 1975 murder. After more than 40 years in prison, his sentence was commuted and he was released on July 2, 2019. Wideman is the author of Life Sentences: The Amazing Journey of Walking Out of an American Prison.

Photo by Jake Mysliwczyk

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Run Time: 60 minutes

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