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Michael Brown's Mother, Attorneys to Speak at Harvard Panel



    Michael Brown's Mother, Attorneys to Speak at Harvard Panel
    The Rev. Al Sharpton, right, is joined on stage by Oscar Grant's mother, Wanda Johnson, left; Ramarley Graham's mother, Constance Malcolm, second from left; Michael Brown's mother, Leslie McSpadden, third from left; Trayvon Martin's mother, Sybrina Fulton, third from right; and Eric Garner's mother, Gwen Carr, during a rally in New York on Saturday, July 18, 2015. Several hundred people rallied outside the federal courthouse in Brooklyn to demand action in the fatal chokehold death of Eric Garner by a white police officer. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

    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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