I had the opportunity to interview Alexis Hoag, Practitioner in Residence at Columbia Law School’s Holder Initiative, about the systemic racial issues at the heart of our Judicial system. Professor Hoag is an anti-death penalty advocate who recently published, Valuing Black Lives: A Case for Ending the Death Penalty and argued before the Ohio Supreme Court advocating for Glen Bates. Our conversation lasted about thirty minutes.
John Lewis, a civil rights hero, dies at 80 | 1940-2020 Representative John Lewis, a son of sharecroppers and an apostle of nonviolence […]
Here is a list of podcasts and radio programs that deal with the history of American policing, prisons, and the criminal justice system. BEHIND THE […]
Here is a brief list of free documentaries, lectures, and tv programs about various aspects of racism, policing black communities, and the history of black […]
The history of policing in the United States has deep and complicated roots that reach all the way back to 1704, when the colony of […]
Dear community members, Heights Libraries grieves with you over the brutal, senseless deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and too many other Black Americans. We […]
In this session, we talk to Todd M. Michney, who shares from his book Surrogate Suburbs: Black Upward Mobility and Neighborhood Change in Cleveland, 1900–1980, about redlining.