Prof. Allen-Bell participates on panel at Black Panther Party Film Festival

Pictured from left: Brian Hunter (chapter member), Steve Green (panelist), audience member, Malik Rahim (chapter member and panelist), Angela Allen-Bell (panelist), Marimba Curry (chapter member and panelist), and General Rice Forbes (chapter member).

Prof. Angela Allen-Bell was a panelist for the Louisiana chapter of the Black Panther Party’s Inaugural Film Festival that took place on September 15, 2016.

The theme of the panel was “Dispelling the Myth of Black Pantherism.” Prof. Allen-Bell shared her research findings and spoke about her latest article, The Incongruous Intersection of the Black Panther Party and the Ku Klux Klux, which appeared in the Seattle University Law Review.

Prof. Allen-Bell is the B.K. Agnihotri Endowed Professor at the Southern University Law Center. She is known for her widely recognized work as an advocate for the rights of inmates, particularly the Angola 3, three former inmates Robert King, Albert Woodfox, and Herman Wallace, who were put in solitary confinement in Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola in 1972 after the killing of a corrections officer. Woodfox, the last remaining of the three, was released from prison February 19, 2016, after 43 years and 10 months in solitary confinement for a crime he did not commit.

Civil rights and social justice are at the heart of Prof. Allen-Bell’s research agenda. She has published numerous law review articles on these topics, which have appeared in the University of Miami Race and Social Justice Law Review, the Journal of Law and Social Deviance, and the Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly. She is also frequently quoted and interviewed by media outlets on social justice issues, and has submitted testimony before the United States Senate’s Judiciary Committee on the issue of solitary confinement. View her research by clicking here.