Russell Maroon Shoats is a former Black Panther who has been incarcerated since 1971, and spent 20 years in solitary confinement. He was active as a leader in the Black Liberation Movement in Philadelphia, both above and underground, and was convicted after a case of police brutality ended in the death of an officer. His many successful escapes from maximum-security prisons earned him the title “Maroon.” Now a collection of his writings is being released, and his daughter Theresa Shoatz is touring the country to speak about his father’s writings, his beliefs and his life. Topics like feminism, socialism, and matriarchy are told through the eyes of a man many consider a political prisoner. Chuck D wrote the book’s foreword.