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Martin Sostre

Lawrence Jenkins, Garrett Felber, & Josh MacPhee


Martin Sostre (1923-2015) was a revolutionary anarchist and anti-imperialist political prisoner and jailhouse lawyer. He advocated for prisoners’ rights to religious freedom, political expression, and due process regarding prison censorship and solitary confinement. He was also a teacher and mentor, as the owner of the radical Pan-Africanist Afro-Asian Bookshop in Buffalo, New York, and a community organizer with the Juvenile Education and Awareness Project in New Jersey.

This CPH poster printed at the worker-owned and union-run Community Printers, Santa Cruz, CA.

This is #175 in the Celebrate People’s History Poster Series.

Lawrence “L” Jenkins is a Black anarchist, agroecologist, artist, and abolitionist currently held captive in Washington state prison. Learn more at and

Garrett Felber is a writer, educator, and organizer writing a biography of Martin Sostre.

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