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NEW YORK Jackson Browne is headlining a concert at New York's Beacon Theater. The show called "Bring Leonard Peltier Home" is being hosted by Harry Belefonte and Pete Seeger.
Peltier, Lakota, has been in prison for the past 35 years. He was convicted of killing two FBI agents who showed up on June 25, 1975 at a private residence in Oglala, South Dakota.
Peltier is currently incarcerated at the Coleman Federal Correctional Complex in Coleman, Florida.
Jackson Browne, who became famous during the 1970s, has sold over 17 million albums in the United States and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He is known for such hits as "The Pretender," "Running on Empty," "Doctor My Eyes," "Take it Easy," and "Somebody's Baby."
The event is billed as "an evening of music and learning."
Speakers for the December 14th event include: Tom Poor Bear, vice president of the Oglala Sioux Tribe; author Peter Mattehiessen; Jack Healy of the Human Rights Action Center and former president of Amnesty International, and Bill Means of the American Indian Movement.
Many American Indians and others around the world view Peltier as a political prisoner. Through the years, Peltier's supporters have included the Dalai Lama, Mother Teresa and Bishop Desmond Tutu, among other prominent names.
"Bring Leonard Peltier Home" Concert
Friday, December 14
Broadway at West 74th Street
New York, New York 10023
posted November 24, 2012 7:40 am est