Jamil Al-Amin is one dozens of Black activists who have been incarcerated for many years. With another wave of Black political activism such as Black Lives Matter, the hope is that younger generations reach back to help elders who paved the way.
Jalil Abdul Muntaqim, also known as Anthony Bottom, had just been paroled last month from the Southport Correctional Facility near Elmira, New York, after spending 49 years in prison. But on October 9, only days after his release, a warrant was issued for his arrest. His crime: registering to vote.