Perceptions, Policing and Impact

Activities and Materials:

  • The HistoryMakers Digital Archive Look at stories by African Americans, two of whom are on the Chicago police force. Discuss the complexity of the issues described by their firsthand accounts:
  • Howard Saffold on Police Brutality and his work organizing Black Policemen– Chicago in 1970s
  • Renault Robinson recalls his legal fight to get Black policeman on the Chicago police force in the 1970s and his activism in the Black community
  • The Honorable Les Brown on Police Brutality – Columbus, Ohio in 1970s
  • Read about Prison Hunger Strike Agreements (2012) 

Mass Incarceration and Resilience

Criminal Justice Advocacy in Action