Dying While Black and Brown

Dying While Black and Brown_(HLB Spring 2015)

Credit: Lolita Parker Jr.

In March, Harvard Law School’s Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race & Justice sponsored a dance performance at HLS titled “Dying While Black and Brown.” Presented one day before the 50th anniversary of the Selma-to-Montgomery civil rights march, it dramatized the disproportionate incarceration and execution of people of color in the U.S. Performed by the Zaccho Dance Theatre, the piece was commissioned by the San Francisco Equal Justice Society as part of the society’s campaign to restore 14th Amendment protections for victims of discrimination, including those on death row.

“Dying While Black and Brown” is part of an ongoing series of events at HLS this year exploring issues of race and injustice.

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