Previous to his ministry, Rev. Thomas W. Henry
was an enslaved blacksmith.  

His autobiography, transcribed and documented,
is the only primary source of these workers from
an African American source (1872).

enhanced photos, 2005.  Indexed.   ISBN-0-9773638-0-5

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edition, 1994
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Father Ly and Poet Nguyen Chi Thien were
in prison together in 1990-1991   
Poet Thien passed away on October 2, 2012

Father Ly was finally released from prison in
Vietnam in May 2016.  

Hai Truyen Tu --
Two Prison Life Stories

Nguyen Chi Thien's prose in
bilingual text  
English and  Vietnamese
ISBN 978-0-9773638-6-5                         
"The first collection of its kind"
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"Together, the images and essays demonstrate the
importance of photography in John Brown's crusade to end
African American slavery in the United States....The strength
of the text is its substantial discussion of the facts
surrounding John Brown and his cause. Quotes from
well-known and lesser-known historical figures highlight the
ideology behind Brown's work....
All the images in the book are high-quality  
reproductions printed on semi-gloss  paper.

The attention paid to printing makes the
book a useful compilation for Brown scholars. "
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June 2010
ISBN 978-0-9773638-7-2  

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Allies for Freedom
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of the life and work of The
Rev. Nguyen Van Ly,
Catholic Priest in Vietnam,
Prisoner of Conscience
advocating Free Speech   
Call for Freedom of Speech

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See his history in
Amnesty International
Spring 2010 (download pdf)  
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poetry and biography
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Father Ly is known throughout the world as
a seeker of democracy for his country,
enslaved by a totalitarian government.

Jean Libby's letter  in
The New York Review of  Books   October 28, 2010:
"Father Ly's Protest
in Vietnam."

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The artwork that is the signature image
is by Malaquias Montoya at the California
College of Art & Craft in Oakland.  
Montoya mural is no longer extant.