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IWD–100 Years from Mississippi & 3 Generations of Women in Oscar Grant’s family

March 13th, 2022

Tarabu Betserai Kirkland keeps the legacy of his mother Mamie Lang Kirkland, who lived to be 111 years old, by journeying back to a time and a place where she experienced and witnessed racial trauma and what is now called domestic terrorism. Kirkland shows that story sharing is a form of resistance.


Oscar Grant III left behind three incredible generations of women when he died on January 1, 2009 after being fatally shot by a former BART police officer. How are his sister, his grandmother, his cousins and close childhood friends coping and keeping his legacy alive as they continue to fight for justice in his name? 

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