After we released the Racist Roots website in the fall of 2020, we knew that wasn’t the end. We wanted this project to thrive and grow. We wanted as many people as possible to understand the racist roots of North Carolina’s death penalty — and to join us in the movement to end it. That’s why, with the help of a talented video production team, we created the film version of Racist Roots.
We plan to begin public screenings of the film in the spring of 2022.
Help spread the message of Racist Roots
Request a facilitated screening and discussion of the Racist Roots film, either for yourself or for your organization or community group.
Download a Racist Roots fact sheet to print or share.
Get plugged in to the grassroots movement led by the NC Coalition for Alternatives to the Death Penalty. CDPL is a member of this powerful organization that is committed to ending the racist death penalty.
Donate to CDPL to help us continue to spread the message of Racist Roots and represent people facing execution.
Learn more about the death penalty nationwide. If you live outside North Carolina, please get involved with local organizations fighting for racial justice, abolition of the death penalty, and a reimagined justice system. If you need help identifying a local group, contact us:
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