Object title
Mumia Abu Jamal Built and performed by
Papel Machete Description
In Obama Express political activist and prisoner Mumia Abu Jamal accompanies 19th-century African American activist Frederick Douglass to Ferguson, Missouri, to participate in protests of the death of Michael Brown by a police officer. There, they are imprisoned and then sent to the Guantánamo Bay detention camp, where Mumia arranges for 70s radical activist Assata Shakur to rescue them. Living Objects theme
Puppetry and Storytelling

Production title
Obama Express 1 & 2 Years created and used
2009 and 2015 Medium
Pat wood, fabric, rod, string, synthetic hair Type of puppet
Rod marionette Dimensions
Height: With control: 18” ; without control: 10”
Width: 4”
Depth: 5”