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Ed Poindexter was born on November 1, 1944. He served in the U. S. Army in both Germany and Vietnam.



Associate of Arts degree from Southeast Community College, Lincoln Nebraska

Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Services from Metro State University, St. Paul, Minnesota. Poindexter maintained a straight A average while obtaining his degree.

Completed work on his M.A. from Goddard Graduate Program in Montpelier, Vermont.


Held positions of leadership in the Art Club, 111 Jaycees (president), and Harambee African Cultural Organization while at the Nebraska State Penitentiary.

Received the Antoniak Award for the Insight Program, Inc. for outstanding academic achievement.


Assisted in creating the production, Shakedown Blues, a musical drama.

Published two booklets, The Youth Survival Guides, motivational booklets for at-risk and troubled youths.

Received permission from the Minnesota Correctional System to form a small business to publish and sell The Youth Survival Guides.

Recorded Jammer from the Slammer, a rap tape promoting constructive problem-solving and self-motivation guides to complement The Youth Survival Guides.

Participated in Minnesota's "Turn Off the Violence" Campaign by helping to organize the campaign and also performing rap numbers.

Requested to be the operator of the Juvenile Detention Bed Hotline Information Message Program. The studio produced works to support the "Turn Off the Violence" Campaign.

Taught and wrote a workbook for a class at the Minnesota Correctional System on building self-esteem. This class was part of the "Stop the Revolving Door Program", a pre-release program for inmates with less than a year remaining inside the institution.

Taught a men's health class, including AIDS education.

Co-facilitated the teaching of four more classes: The History of Intolerance in America, Eyes on the Prize; The History of the Civil Rights Movement in America; Black History Month Subjects; and Music Education.

Developed a program for prisoners to discuss problems of men who batter women to promote an understanding of negative behavior patterns and encourage attitudinal and behavior changes.

Videotaped and edited several motivational tapes.

Presented a proposal that was approved by the administration of the Minnesota Correctional System to open an audio recording studio in the Recreation Department. Edited a videomentary on the audio recording studio.

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Edward Poindexter      
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Lincoln, NE
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