• Feb 8, 2007

Race to Execution: Film Screening & Panel Discussion

  • 7:00 PM
  • Ames Courtroom, Austin Hall, Harvard Law School, 1515 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138

Race to Execution presents the haunting portraits of Robert Tarver of Russell County, Alabama and Madison Hobley of Chicago, Illinois and exposes the role race plays in America’s death penalty system. Interwoven with razor-sharp commentary from world-renowned experts on the death penalty, Race to Execution suggests that beyond DNA and innocence, the open secret of our capital punishment system might indeed be a matter of race.

A panel discussion on the impact of race on the death penalty will immediately follow the screening, featuring:

Professor Charles J. Ogletree, Jr., narrator of the film, Jesse Climenko Professor of Law and Executive Director of the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race & Justice
The Honorable Nancy Gertner, U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
Derrick Z. Jackson, Columnist, The Boston Globe
Rachel Lyon, Director & Co-Producer
Jim Lopes, Co-Producer


Massachusetts Citizens Against the Death Penalty Fund
McCarter & English LLP
National Black Programming Consortium