WHAT: Political Prisoner Letter-Writing
WHEN: 7pm, Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020
WHERE: YOUR HOME
When you pay attention to the news, whether corporate or independent, it is impossible to avoid the realities of Black folks murdered by cops. The state understands the role of cops and does all it can to make sure that they are able to function above the law, free from consequence. Current realities look similar to those of decades ago and today, like then, we have folks in their communities organizing to fight back. With this week’s every-other-week political prisoner letter-writing event, NYC ABC and Page One Collective are focusing on just such an organizer–Ronald Reed.
Ronald Reed is a former 60s civil rights activist. In 1969, Reed was also among the students at St. Paul Central High School who demanded black history courses and organized actions against racist teachers. He was also instrumental in helping to integrate college campuses in Minnesota. During this period, Reed began to look toward revolutionary theory and began to engage in political street theater with other young black revolutionaries in the city of St. Paul.
Reed went on to join the Black United Front. In 1970 he was convicted of shooting a St. Paul police officer. Twenty-five years after the killing, Reed was arrested and convicted of first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit first degree-murder. He is serving life in prison.
Please take the time to write a letter to Ronald (and share a photo of your completed envelopes with us online):
Ronald Reed #219531
Minnesota Correctional Facility-Lino Lakes
7525 Fourth Avenue
Lino Lakes, Minnesota 55014