Exhibition – States of Incarceration
Exhibition – States of IncarcerationThu, Mar 22, 2018 6:00 pm-7:30 pm International Village
A National Traveling Exhibition and Story Exchange Project
Please see our Eventbrite page to RSVP to the Opening Reception on March 22, 2018.
States of Incarceration is a national traveling exhibit produced by the Humanities Action Lab, which critically examines the history and expansion of incarceration in the United States. In the fall of 2015, students in Northeastern University’s Public History M.A. program participated in the exhibit’s creation by investigating the rehabilitative prison model of the Norfolk (Massachusetts) Penal Colony in the mid-twentieth century. This work is now on display in the traveling States of Incarceration exhibit, as well as in digital essays, photographs, and audio clips on the States of Incarceration website.
This semester, a new group of Northeastern University public history and criminology students have created several new panels on Massachusetts’ carceral history, examining Native American imprisonment on Deer Island during King Philip’s War; Dorothea Dix, a nineteenth century Massachusetts prison reformer; the Suffolk County House of Corrections; Malcolm X’s imprisonment at the Norfolk Penal Colony; the geography of incarceration in Boston; and the Charles Street Jail’s transformation into the boutique Liberty Hotel. The States of Incarceration Opening Reception will addresses these, and other, social justice issues surrounding Massachusetts policing and incarceration practices.
States of Incarceration is a project of the Humanities Action Lab, a coalition of universities led by The New School working with issue organizations and public spaces to create traveling public projects on the past, present, and future of pressing social issues.
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