Protest of Keith Lamont Scott Police Shooting photographs and videos
On Tuesday, September 20, 2016, police fatally shot 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott, an African American man, in the parking lot of an apartment complex near the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Protests over the police action erupted the night of the shooting near the site where it occurred, with demonstrators blocking all lanes of Interstate 85 in the early hours of the morning of September 21. The unrest continued September 21 and into the early hours of September 22 in Uptown Charlotte. One demonstrator, 26-year-old Justin Carr, was fatally shot during the protest and several individuals were injured or arrested on both nights of protests.There was also extensive property damage to businesses by protesters and the use of tear gas by police. Peaceful protests were held on Thursday, September 22, and over the weekend of September 24-25. These photographs, recordings, and sketches were collected by the Levine Museum of the New South in the context of its rapid-response community exhibit K(NO)W Justice K(NO)W Peace. The exhibit, which opened in February, 2017, explored the historical roots of the distrust between police and community, placing the emphasis on the human stories beyond the headlines.