“My journey through this life has been and continues to be a mystery. I remain eager to understand it. As a human being, my fundamental goal is simply to be free to walk in the sunshine without man’s ugly bars of oppression hindering my movement. I’m talking about freedom in the purest sense: To love, to live, to laugh, to struggle, to cry and – even – to die a free man. To be free… These long years in solitary confinement have not turned me around. I’m still moving straight ahead. I still believe in the human experience and in the notion that love is the only freedom.”
–Bomani Shakur, January 2014