Press Release: May 13, 2008 (just sent to this JOH blog by David Atwood)
Contact: Courtney Wilson 832-704-8900 (in Houston)
HIP HOP ACTIVIST WALKS 1700 MILES TO TEXAS TO PROTEST DEATH PENALTY
Capital “X”, a hip hop artist and activist, will be in Houston on May 30 as the last part of a 1700 mile walk which started on March 31, 2008. The walk started in New Jersey where the death penalty has recently been abolished. It is ending in Texas, the leading death penalty state in the nation with 405 executions since 1982. Texas currently has 10 (!) executions scheduled, the first one being Derrick Sonnier on June 3.
Called the “Walk 4 Life”, Capital “X” will walk through 10 of the 12 states with the highest execution rates in the U.S. He is walking to protest the death penalty and to shed light on the inhumane treatment of prisoners on death row. Capital “X” can be contacted directly at 281-818-8935 and at email@example.com .
On May 30 at 7pm, a salute to Capital “X” will take place at Avant Garden, 411 Westheimer, Houston. On May 31 at 2pm, he plans to protest the death penalty at the Walls Unit in Huntsville where executions take place.
While in Houston, Capital “X” will be hosted by the Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty and Texas Death Penalty Abolition Movement.
Please contact Courtney Wilson at 832-704-8900 to request interviews and for more information.