Interactive Timeline: A Brief History of Youth of Color in the Justice System

From the clash between Puritan family values with Native American tribes and the treatment of youth of color as property, to the execution of a 14-year old African American boy and the case of the Central Park Five, our history of how we’ve policed the bodies of youth of color and labeled their minds as feeble is echoed in our current national conversation around criminal justice and race.

To learn more about this important history, take a look at this interactive timeline we’ve put together from our recently released essay, “Repairing the Breach: A Brief History of Youth of Color in the Justice System.”

To download a copy of the full essay, “Repairing the Breach: A Brief History of Youth of Color in the Justice System,” click here.