One of the leading causes of death of African-American boys and men in the United States is police violence. Research from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reveals that African-American men are 2.5 times more likely to die by police killing than white men by police officers' hands.
Gloria J. Browne-Marshall's 30-minute play, SHOT: Caught a Soul, features 16-year-old Kareem Johnson, an African-American teenager who dies from a single gunshot at the hands of a white police officer, Michael O'Donald. Told from the perspective of each person, the play takes the audience on a journey of what happened that night when Johnson died.
Browne-Marshall is an essayist, legal correspondent, writer, criminal justice professor, playwright, and civil rights attorney.
Watch SHOT: Caught a Soul.