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03/19/2018 - 05/15/2018

States of Incarceration Exhibit at Northeastern University

Location: International Village, Northeastern University, 1155 Tremont St., Boston MA 02115
Contact: m.blatt@northeastern.edu
More Information: http://statesofincarceration.org/states/massachusetts-norfolk-prison-colony-debating-society


Please mark your calendar for Northeastern University’s States of Incarceration exhibit and opening reception. The exhibit will be open to the public and available for viewing in International Village, 1155 Tremont St., Boston, from March 19 – May 15, 2018. We hope you will attend the exhibit opening reception on March 22 at 6pm.


States of Incarceration, a national traveling exhibit produced by the Humanities Action Lab, critically examines the history and expansion of incarceration in the United States. In the fall of 2015, students in Northeastern University’s Public History M.A. program participated in the exhibit’s creation by investigating the rehabilitative prison model of the Norfolk (Massachusetts) Penal Colony in the mid-twentieth century with a focus on the prison debating team. This work is now on display in the traveling States of Incarceration exhibit, as well as in digital essays, photographs, and audio clips on the States of Incarceration website.


This current academic year, a new group of Northeastern University public history and criminology students have created several new panels on the carceral history of Massachusetts, examining Native American imprisonment on Deer Island during King Philip’s War; Dorothea Dix, a nineteenth century Massachusetts prison reformer; the Suffolk County House of Correction at South Bay; Malcolm X’s imprisonment at Norfolk Prison; the geography of incarceration in Boston; and the Charles Street Jail’s transformation into the boutique Liberty Hotel.


Please see our Eventbrite page to RSVP to the Opening Reception on March 22, 2018.


Hope to see you there!


Best wishes-

Marty Blatt

on behalf of the States of Incarceration, Northeastern University Exhibit Committee

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