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Lena Baker’s last words: “What I done, I did in self-defense, or I would have been killed myself. Where I was I could not overcome it.” Her murder trial lasted just a day, without a single witness called by her court-appointed lawyer. She was convicted and sentenced to death by an all-white, all-male jury who rejected her plea of self-defense against her of her white employer, Ernest Knight who had threatened Baker with an iron bar. As she tried to escape, they struggled over his pistol and she shot and killed him. She immediately reported the incident and said she had acted in self-defense.

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Connie Winston’s @elmos_girl American Captives articulates a visceral look at the lives of Bland and Baker, laying bare the unchanging current between the lives of black women and the justice system. October 4 - 20, 2018

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American Captives, by Connie Winston, @elmos_girl premieres Thursday October 4th, and runs Fridays and Saturdays through the October 20th. This new play follow the parallel lives of Sandra Bland and Lena Baker and forces us to question how much progress we have made in the 60 years that separate their deaths.
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Beatboxer @chesneysnow known for his role of Boxman in In Transit tackles The Unwritten Law. 9/5 to 9/29 #dixonplace #chesneysnow #blackartist #beatboxing #spokenword

@chesneysnow's THE UNWRITTEN LAW: a harrowing journey from homelessnes to Broadway. 9/5 to 9/29 #dixonplace #theatre #nyc #playbill #spokenword

THE UNWRITTEN LAW an inspiring story that blends dance, spoken word and live music. 9/5 to 9/29 #dixonplace #theatre #chesneysnow #dance #spokenword

THE UNWRITTEN LAW blends autobiography with dance, visual design, and live music. 9/5 to 9/29 #dixonplace #theatre #dance #nycthingstodo #offbroadway

THE UNWRITTEN LAW blends autobiography with dance, visual design, and live music. #dixonplace #theatre #dance #blackartist #offbroadway

@mvmntmaker is an actress, dancer, and choreographer. Her work has been presented at Dixon Place, Greenspace, Constellation-Chicago, and Drexel University. #dixonplace #theatre #dance #actress #blackartist

THE UNWRITTEN LAW: @chesneysnow's journey from a legacy of incarceration to fatherhood, homelessness to Harvard, to starring on Broadway in @instransitbway. #dixonplace #theatre #blackartist #dance

@chesneysnow's THE UNWRITTEN LAW, created in collaboration with dancer and actress @mvmntmaker. #dixonplace #theatre #dance #nycthingstodo #offbroadway

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