Jazz Hayden, at the Campaign to End the Death Penalty, describes the path from past to present of the New Jim Crow and mass incarceration. Racism in the criminal justice system is the new jim crow.
By: Nicholas Been, Edited by Lily Hughes
The Campaign to End the Death Penalty was honored to have the participation of several members of the Kids Against the Death Penalty at our recent convention in Austin, Texas. They are a group of mostly high school age kids who have taken a stand against the injustices of the death penalty. Some of the KADP have family members on death row, and all are courageous young men and women who speak out to their peers about this issue. KADP member Nicholas Been addressed our convention with the following words.
Ben Davis from the Campaign to end the Death Penalty, and the Campaign to End the New Jim Crow, discussed the history of organizing the Campaign to End the New Jim Crow.