Ahmad Rahman was a professor of African and African American Studies at the University of Michigan, Dearborn at the time of his death in 2015. In 1968 he joined the Black Panther Party in Chicago and came to Detroit to build the BPP. But in 1971 a jury found the community organizer guilty of murder and he was sentenced to life in prison. His sentence was commuted after he served nearly 22 years and had earned a bachelor’s degree from Wayne State University.
A System of Criminal Injustice
Against the Current, No. 92, May/June 2001