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Michael Brown's mother, attorneys to speak at Harvard panel

By The Associated Press

This article was published April 22, 2018 at 2:16 p.m.

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In this April 27, 2016, file photo Lezley McSpadden, mother of Michael Brown, speaks during an interview in St. Louis. Brown was an unarmed, black 18-year-old when he was fatally shot by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo. The officer was not charged. Brown's death touched off widespread protests and a national discussion about race relations and police. McSpadden is to be at Harvard University, Monday, April 23, 2018 for a panel titled "The Movement for Black Lives: Justice for Michael Brown 4 Years Later." (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — The mother of Michael Brown and the maker of a documentary about his death will be speaking at Harvard University.

Brown was an unarmed, black 18-year-old when he was fatally shot by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. The officer was not charged. Brown's death touched off widespread protests and a national discussion about race relations and police.

His mother, Lezley McSpadden, will be at Harvard on Monday for a panel titled "The Movement for Black Lives: Justice for Michael Brown 4 Years Later."

She will be joined by attorneys for the Brown family and by Jason Pollock, a filmmaker whose documentary "Stranger Fruit" details Brown's death.

The documentary will be screened before the 6 p.m. discussion. The event is being hosted by Harvard's Kennedy School's Institute of Politics.

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DontDrinkDatKoolAid says... April 22, 2018 at 11:41 p.m.

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