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They Stood Up: The Story of the Pendleton 2 & the Indiana Prisoner Rebellion of 1985

November 7, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm


View a screening of The Pendleton 2: They Stood Up, a groundbreaking new documentary that tells the story of political prisoners John “Balagoon” Cole and Christopher “Naeem” Trotter, the leaders of the 1985 Indiana prison uprising that saved a man’s life. Directed by Too Black and TheKingTrill.

Though thousands live inside prisons in Indiana, their stories rarely make it out. This event seeks to foster bonds of understanding between those inside and outside of prison by exploring the events of 1985 – which were a reaction to a lack of nourishment. Those incarcerated in Pendleton Correctional Facility were being denied food, comfort, safety, and intellectual care. Their uprising was in direct response to a multifaceted starvation of mind, body, and spirit. Learn about this little discussed moment in Indiana’s history and the continued efforts at seeking justice for Cole and Trotter.

Questions? Contact 317-274-2462 or thependleton2@gmail.com.

Event Partners: Defense Committee for the Pendleton 2 and IDOC Watch.

Event Registration: Registration requested by Nov. 7. Walk-ins welcome!


November 7, 2023
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Central Library – Center for Black Literature & Culture
40 E. St. Clair St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States
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Parking Instructions
Parking is available in the lower level garage of the library. (Approx. $1/hr.) Metered street parking is also available.
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