Columbia Professor Jamal Joseph Discusses the Power of Art for Social Change

Originally encouraging students to burn down Columbia University when he was a member of the Black Panther Party, Jamal Joseph is now a professor at Columbia University’s School of the Arts Film Division.

In his memoir “Panther Baby: A Life of Rebellion & Reinvention”, Joseph explores the challenges and lessons he learned from being in prison.  From his interactions with other prisoners, with whom he developed a theater group, he learned the power of art as a “tool for social change”.

Listen to this radio interview with Professor Jamal Joseph, courtesy of NPR

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