We, They, and the People: Shelby v. Holder

WE, THEY AND THE PEOPLE is a Mixed Magic Theatre Civic Engagement Series that explores and dramatizes Supreme Court cases that have had a significant impact on the lives of all Americans, but especially its Black citizens.

FEATURING:

  • Ricardo Pitts-Wiley, Moderator
  • Abu Bakr, Social Activist
  • Melanie Stone, Actor
  • Robin Stone, Actor

With funding support from the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities – WE, THEY AND THE PEOPLE will examine three important SCOTUS (Supreme Court) decisions and what they mean for the Black community.

In the second part of this three-part series, we will examine Tennessee Vs. Garner. In this case, the Supreme Court ruled under the Fourth Amendment, that a police officer may not use deadly force against a fleeing, unarmed person.

This project is supported by the XIX: Shall Not Be Denied: Why It Matters initiative of the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, part of the nationwide “Why it Matters: Civic and Electoral Participation” initiative, administered by the Federation of State Humanities Councils and funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

To learn more visit www.shallnotbedenied.org

This material was derived or produced in whole or in part through a grant by the XIX: Shall Not Be Denied: Why It Matters initiative of the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, part of the nationwide “Why it Matters: Civic and Electoral Participation” initiative, administered by the Federation of State Humanities Councils and funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The findings, conclusions, and views expressed in this material do not necessarily represent the views of the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities or any other funders.


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