Maroon by vagabond ©

An Ongoing Cost To Be Free (Part Six)

Maroon by vagabond ©
Maroon by vagabond ©

Russell Maroon Shoatz is a US held Black Unity Council and Black Liberation Army political prisoner. He has been in prison for over 40 years. This short film is part six of a weekly web series of Russell Shoatz III the son of Russell Maroon Shoatz, telling the story of his father.

In this weeks episode Russell Shoatz III, the son talks about the struggles of being a fatherless. With a vulnerable and brutal honesty Russell expresses the anger and hurt he felt about not having his father around. He also talks about his fathers “celebrity” in the media and how that affected his family. He speaks with a special fondness for his mother and how she was blindsided by her husband, Russell Maroon Shoatz militant political development. More episodes in the weeks to come, so stay tuned… it only gets more interesting…

Russell Maroon Shoatz has written extensively while in prison, these writings have been distributed around the world. These writings have been collected in a new book Maroon The Implacable and published by PM Press. To order the book go to There is an ongoing campaign to try to free Russell to get more information or to join the campaign follow @RussellMShoatz or like Russell Maroon Shoatz on Facebook and check out some of Russell’s writings on his blog And stay tuned for the next installment in this compelling story next week.



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