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Protest of Keith Lamont Scott Police Shooting photographs and videos

 Collection
Identifier: MS0586

Scope and Contents

On Tuesday, September 20, 2016, police fatally shot 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott, an African American man, in the parking lot of an apartment complex near the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Protests over the police action erupted the night of the shooting near the site where it occurred, with demonstrators blocking all lanes of Interstate 85 in the early hours of the morning of September 21. The unrest continued September 21 and into the early hours of September 22 in Uptown Charlotte. One demonstrator, 26-year-old Justin Carr, was fatally shot during the protest and several individuals were injured or arrested on both nights of protests.There was also extensive property damage to businesses by protesters and the use of tear gas by police. Peaceful protests were held on Thursday, September 22, and over the weekend of September 24-25.

The photos, recordings, and other items in the collection were collected by the Levine Museum of the New South for their community-created exhibit, K(NO)W Justice K(NO)W Peace, which opened in January, 2017. The photographers and other creators submitting the items for consideration for the exhibit retain the copyright but agreed to make the items available for educational and scholarly uses through J. Murrey Atkins Library under the provisions of a Creative Commons "Attribution-NonCommercial-No Derivatives" License

Dates

  • 2016-09-20 - 2016-09-22

Creator

Extent

11.76 Gigabytes

Creator

Repository Details

Part of the Manuscript Collections, J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections and University Archives, UNC Charlotte Repository

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Atkins Library, UNC Charlotte
9201 University City Blvd
Charlotte 28223 United Stated