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Africana Criminal Justice Project

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Africana Criminal Justice Project

Africana Criminal Justice Project Partner(s): Manning Marable, Geoff Ward
Arts and Sciences

Access: Columbia only
Released: June 2004

The increase in rates of incarceration in the United States over the past three decades is well-documented, as is its disproportionate impact on poor men and women of color. Yet, far less is known about the broader and enduring political, economic and social consequences of these trends, and how strategies of research, education and collective action can contribute to reversing their destructive consequences. To bridge this research gap, Columbia students are working with Sociology Professor Geoff Ward to collect oral histories from African Americans who have passed through the American criminal justice system.

Related project categories:
Culture and Society | Repositories and Reference Tools

Related links:
web link Africana Studies Against Criminal Injustice conference site