Robert King Day
Monday, April 22nd, 2002 at United Nations Plaza in San Francisco from 5:30-8:00 p.m. Rigo dedicated the mural "TRUTH" to Robert King Wilkerson, a Black Panther, wrongly convicted of murder; and held in solitary confinement at Angola Prison in Louisiana for 29 years.
The 55 X 140 foot mural, entitled "TRUTH," adorns the exterior of the landmark, Oddfellows Building, across Market Street from the United Nations Plaza and is visible from the steps of San Francisco City Hall.
WHERE: UNITED NATIONS PLAZA,
MARKET STREET BETWEEN 7TH AND 8TH STREETS
SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Artist, Rigo dedicates a large mural in downtown San Francisco to Robert King Wilkerson, a Black Panther who survived 29 years of solitary confinement at Angola Prison in Louisiana. Mr. King was released 1 year and 73 days prior to this event; and during that time he has traveled the world speaking out about human rights abuses in the United States, about his experiences, and about the plight of his comrades still in prison at Angola, Louisiana.
On Monday April 22nd, 2002 from 5:30 to 8:00 pm there was a gathering at the United Nations Plaza in celebration of the dedication. Mr. Wilkerson was present at the event, as were representatives of the City of San Francisco, including Mayor, Willie Brown and Stanlee Gatti, President of the San Francisco Arts Commission.
Representatives from the Ohlone and Karuk tribes of Northern California welcomed Mr. Wilkerson and performed Native American Songs, Stories and Poetry. Several speakers, musicians, poets and performers also addressed the gathering, including:
ZACCHO DANCE THEATRE
THE FIRE FLIES
SPAZ SOUND SYSTEM
THE MARGINAL PROPHETS
Event co-sponsored by The Eyes and Ears Foundation
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