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Public Scholars Project

Telling the Story of Harlan Joseph

January 19, 2019 at 2:00 PM | Plainsboro, NJ | Plainsboro Public Library
In the days after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., violence erupted across the US. The details of how those nights of violence played out in Trenton—the lootings, fires and arrests—are the subject of Purcell Carson’s forthcoming documentary. In that film, Carson (and co-director Alison Isenberg) focus on the story of one African-American teenager, Harlan Joseph, who was accidentally shot and killed by a Trenton police officer. This session offers a behind-the-scenes look into the making of the documentary film – a film that traces the details of Joseph’s life and death – and an opportunity to discuss the way the past still resonates today.

Purcell Carson
Filmmaker & Lecturer in Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School
Venue
Plainsboro Public Library
9 Van Doren St
Plainsboro, NJ
08536-2079