[act-ma] Until 5/15 States of Incarceration exhibit at Northeastern

Charlie Welch cwelch at tecschange.org
Thu Apr 5 05:03:30 PDT 2018

We happened across this exhibit on the way to the Mass Action against 
police brutality yesterday.

--Please mark your calendar for Northeastern University’s /States of 
Incarceration /exhibit. 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. *

  Very close to the Ruggles T stop.  The exhibit is in the lobby of the 
building which is in the back (not the Tremont Street side).

/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 

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.


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