Evergreen’s 1999 commencement featured controversial activist and death row inmate, Mumia Abu-Jamal. National media outlets covered the pre-recorded address to Evergreen’s graduating class amid well-orchestrated opposition and protest. Evergreen President Jane Jervis took a courageous stand for free speech and the engagement with controversy in supporting students’ selection of Mumia.

Original Format:  3/4″ analog tape
(1999) Length 16:09
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