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Africana Criminal Justice Project

Partner(s): Manning Marable, Geoff Ward - Arts and Sciences

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.

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