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Racist Roots is a project of the Center for Death Penalty Litigation, in collaboration with scholars, advocates, historians, artists, poets, and people directly affected by the death penalty. It aims to place North Carolina’s modern death penalty within the context of 400 years of history and to expose its deep entanglement with the aims of white supremacy.
This project is the result of more than a year of research, writing, and relationship building. Read about our sources.
Listen as CDPL staffer Kristin Collins explains the goals of this project:
CDPL Executive Director Gretchen M. Engel reads the statement she made to the Governor’s Task Force for Racial Equity in Criminal Justice in 2020:
See the Racist Roots film and help end the North Carolina death penalty.