Our Turn to Dream
When Martin Luther King gave the "I Have a Dream" speech 50 years ago, he had no idea that Jim Crow would soon be replaced with another oppressive system: mass incarceration, which has devastated communities of color across America. The struggle against segregation must be reborn as a movement to transform the criminal justice system.
Nixon started the drug war just 8 years after King's "I have a Dream" speech. Both Reagan and Clinton continued it. In 2013 a study found that more black men were incarcerated then were enslaved in 1850. It's our turn to dream how to end mass incarceration.
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- 2014 Media for a just society award for Our Turn to Dream