Conversation With Eddie Conway

conwayMay 26, 2014 – Segment 2

We listen to tape from a special evening Marc hosted with Eddie Conway last week at Red Emma’s. Eddie Conway is a former Black Panther who was released from prison earlier this year after being incarcerated for 44 years. He discusses his time in prison, his work with young men inside and outside prison, and Friend of a Friend, a mentoring project he started with American Friends Service Committee.  Friend of a Friend works to reduce institutional violence by providing tools that build healthy relationships, create support structures, and develop effective communication skills. We also hear from Green Bay, one of the young men Eddie mentored who is part of Friend of a Friend.


Written by Marc Steiner

Marc Steiner

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  1. […] Marshall “Eddie” Conway. You can stream a recording of the talk on the website of 88.9 WEAA’s Marc Steiner, who facilitated the […]

  2. Todd Crosby says:

    Great to hear and see Mr. Conway on the other side. Mr. Conway and other MEN were very instrumental in keeping us young men informed and conscious of ourselves, culture and the World. I was able to graduate from college while I was incarcerated, thanks in part to MEN like Eddie Conway, Dennis Wise and Glen Ford to name a few. These men kept you on point and focused to complete term papers and not be intimidated by the rigors of mathematics or the perceptions by other convicts. Mr. Conway was always strong, intelligent and soft-spoken behind bars-leadership characteristics. I wish him the best and look forward to reconnecting with him.

  3. Marc Steiner says:

    Todd, thank you for your thoughts. Eddie is working at The Real News, I am sure he would love to hear from you.
    Thank you so much for listening and writing.

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