This video highlights the killing of Roger Owensby, Jr. at the hands of the Cincinnati Police Officers.
William Manning Marable (May 13, 1950 – April 1, 2011)
Was an American professor of public affairs, history and African-American Studies at Columbia University. Marable founded and directed the Institute for Research in African-American Studies. Marable authored several texts and was active in progressive political causes. At the time of his death, Marable had completed a biography of human rights activist Malcolm X, entitled Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention.
Iris is an activist and founder of Cincinnati Black (CBUF).
John Helbling represented the family of Roger Owensby, Jr.
Aerial St. Clair was the main witness in the trials of the officers accused of killing Roger Owensby, Jr.
Rev. Damon Lynch, III
He is presently the senior Pastor of the New Prospect Baptist Church located in the Over-the-Rhine area in Cincinnati. Under his leadership the church has helped to build and strengthen the Over the Rhine community. He is a faculty member of the Asset Based Community Development Institute at Northwestern University in Chicago Illinois. He has conducted workshops and seminars throughout the United States to many organizations on the Asset-Based approach to problem solving and development.
Michelle Alexander Is an associate professor of law at Ohio State University and a civil rights advocate, who has litigated numerous class action discrimination cases and has worked on criminal justice reform issues.
In her book, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness (2010), Alexander argues that mass incarceration in America functions as a system of racial control in a similar way to how Jim Crow once operated. www.newjimcrow.com
Jill wrote the best-selling memoir, Volunteer Slavery: My Authentic Negro Experience (Noble Press, hardcover, 1993 and Penguin, paperback, 1994) which won an American Book Award. She is the author of Straight, No Chaser: How I Became A Grown-Up Black Woman (Putnam, Fall 1997, Penguin, Winter 1999) and edited Police Brutality: An Anthology, for WW Norton, published in April 2000.
Victoria is a longtime activist and organizer in Cincinnati. She currently works as a clinical studies assistant at the University of Cincinnati. Straughn is a board member for the Cincinnati Interfaith Worker Center and the Cincinnati chapter of the National Action Network.