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Protest of Keith Lamont Scott Police Shooting photographs and videos

Identifier: MS0586

Scope and Contents

These photographs, recordings, and sketches were collected by the Levine Museum of the New South in the context of its rapid-response community exhibit K(NO)W Justice K(NO)W Peace. The exhibit, which opened in February, 2017, explored the historical roots of the distrust between police and community, placing the emphasis on the human stories beyond the headlines.


  • 2016-09-20 - 2016-10-03


Conditions Governing Access

The photographers and other creators submitting the items for consideration for the exhibit retain the copyright but agreed to make the items available for educational and scholarly uses through J. Murrey Atkins Library under the provisions of a Creative Commons "Attribution-NonCommercial-No Derivatives" License

Conditions Governing Use

Collection is open for research.

Historical Note

On Tuesday, September 20, 2016, police fatally shot 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott, an African American man, in the parking lot of an apartment complex near the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Protests over the police action erupted the night of the shooting near the site where it occurred, with demonstrators blocking all lanes of Interstate 85 in the early hours of the morning of September 21. The unrest continued September 21 and into the early hours of September 22 in Uptown Charlotte. One demonstrator, 26-year-old Justin Carr, was fatally shot during the protest and several individuals were injured or arrested on both nights of protests. There was also extensive property damage to businesses by protesters and the use of tear gas by police. Peaceful protests were held on Thursday, September 22, and over the weekend of September 24-25.


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Contains digital material collected by the Levine Museum of the New South in the context of its rapid-response community exhibit, K(NO)W Justice K(NO)W Peace. Includes photographs, videos and sketches.


The collection is arranged into an alphabetical title series.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Levine Museum of the New South, 2019

Processing Information

The collection was processed by Tyler Cline in 2019.


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Repository Details

Part of the Manuscript Collections, J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections and University Archives, UNC Charlotte Repository

Atkins Library, UNC Charlotte
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Charlotte 28223 United Stated

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