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NOTES FROM THE FIELD

NOTES FROM THE FIELD
Publication Date: 
May 21, 2019
Format: 
Paperback
Publisher: 
Trim Size: 
8in. x 5.19in. x 0.44in.
ISBN: 
9780525564591
About This Item: 
From the Tony- and Pulitzer-nominated playwright, actress, and activist: shining a light on the school-to-prison pipeline, this urgent new work of drama brings together seventeen voices from the African American community--students and teachers, counselors and congressmen, preachers and prisoners Now a full-length HBO feature An Anchor Original Notes from the Field--originally performed as a one-person play--portrays a host of real-life figures who have witnessed, experienced, and fought the system that pushes students of color out of the classroom and into prisons (As Smith put it in a recent interview: "Stuff that for middle-class kids or rich kids, it'd be considered mischief, for poor kids, it's really that road to prison.") We are introduced to these figures one by one: Sherrilyn Iffil, president of the NAACP, Rev Jamal Harrison Bryant, who spoke at the funeral of Freddie Gray, Niya Kenny, a high school student who was arrested for defending a classmate against a teacher's overzealous discipline, Bree Newsome, the activist who made headlines when she removed the Confederate flag from the state house grounds of South Carolina, and many others Taken together, these voices bear powerful witness to a great injustice of our time--and inspire us with their accounts of perseverance, resistance, and progress
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