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12/08/2014

Professor Will Join Levine's Dec. 10 TweetChat on Police Shootings

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 The group discussion, which will last from noon to 1 p.m., is part of the Charlotte, North Carolina museum's Freedom Forum series.
 The Dec. 10 discussion will look at protest and reaction to the recent grand jury rulings in Ferguson, Missouri, and New York City where white police officers were not indicted for killing African-American men. The conversation will include police brutality and community response, as well as what that means for Charlotte and what it says about the state of civil rights.

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Adolphus Belk Jr.
ROCK HILL, SOUTH CAROLINA - Levine Museum of the New South has invited Winthrop University Political Science Professor Adolphus Belk Jr. to participate in an hour-long TweetChat on Dec. 10 about recent African-American citizen shootings by police.

The group discussion, which will last from noon to 1 p.m., is part of the Charlotte, North Carolina museum's Freedom Forum series. It is one of several virtual community conversations scheduled by Levine for the next six months in celebration of the end of its "Destination Freedom: Civil Rights Struggles Then and Now" exhibits.

The Dec. 10 discussion will look at protest and reaction to the recent grand jury rulings in Ferguson, Missouri, and New York City where white police officers were not indicted for killing African-American men. The conversation will include police brutality and community response, as well as what that means for Charlotte and what it says about the state of civil rights.

Organizers will use #DestinationFreedom as a hashtag to allow others to comment during the community conversation.

Others invited to participate include representatives from the American Civil Liberties Union, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Ignite NC and Johnson C. Smith University.

A native of Brooklyn, New York, Belk joined Winthrop's Department of Political Science in 2003. He has taught courses on American government, black politics, public policy, and race and ethnic politics in the United States and is frequently quoted by regional radio, television and newspapers on policy and politics. He also serves as the director of the African-American studies program at Winthrop.

Belk uses social media to put current issues into historical and political context. His Twitter handle is: @abjrphd.

For more information about the Dec. 10 discussion, please contact Judy Longshaw, news and media services manager, at longshawj@winthrop.edu or call her at 803/323-2404.

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