In collaboration with community partners, Levine Museum of the New South "K(NO)W Justice K(NO)W Peace" – one of the nation’s first exhibitions to explore the impact of police-involved killings in Charlotte and communities across the country.
Responding to the recent shooting death of Keith Lamont Scott and community reaction in Charlotte, Levine Museum fast-tracked an exhibition – originally planned for 2018 – to provide historical context to help visitors explore the issues involved.
"K(NO)W Justice K(NO)W Peace" features photographs, stories and footage from the aftermath of fatal confrontations involving police in Charlotte and elsewhere, as well as a timeline of contemporary history that helps visitors understand the environment in which these events occurred. The exhibition also captures the voices of local police, protesters, emergency personnel, faith leaders and others reflecting on their personal experiences during Charlotte’s protests.
The exhibition showcases the work of Charlotte photographer Alvin C. Jacobs Jr., who has traveled the country and captured a range of human emotions during protests that followed deaths in Charlotte, Ferguson, Baltimore, Chicago and New York.
The show also features photographs and stories of more than a dozen people killed by police in an exhibit called Lives Beyond the Hashtags, created by Dr. Tiffany Packer, a history professor at Johnson C. Smith University, and her students who collected objects, photographs and testimony from the families and friends of those who died.