Convicted cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal has been selected by the students of Goddard College to deliver the school’s commencement address. Abu-Jamal, who is still incarcerated, will record a video in prison to be played at the commencement ceremonies.
Mumia Abu-Jamal’s remarks for the fall commencement ceremony on Sunday will be recorded at the Mahanoy State Correctional Institution in Frackville, Pa, where he has been serving a life sentence since being moved from death row in 2011. Abu-Jamal has long maintained his innocence.
Abu-Jamal, 60, was convicted in 1982 of killing officer Daniel Faulkner the previous year. Abu Jamal, who was chosen by students as a commencement speaker, received a bachelor’s degree from the Plainfield, Vt. liberal arts school in 1996.