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“Racist Roots: Origins of North Carolina’s Death Penalty” Film Screening & Discussion
August 17, 2022 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
The premier of “Racist Roots,” a 25-minute film created by the Center for Death Penalty Litigation, exposes the death penalty’s deep entanglement with slavery, lynching and racism. The film features several stories of Black men, including an Asheville man, who were unjustly convicted and sentenced to death. Panel discussion will follow.
This event is presented by the NC Coalition for Alternatives to the Death Penalty, as part of “Just Sentencing: How North Carolina’s Death Penalty Grew from Racist Roots.”
Visitors may park in faculty/staff and non-resident lots from 5:00 p.m. until 7:30 a.m., Monday through Friday, and on weekends, holidays, and campus breaks. Visitors are not permitted to park in resident student lots at any time.