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Notes from the Field Anna Deavere Smiths extraordinary form of documentary theater shines a light on injustices by portraying the real life people who have experienced them In Notes from the Field, she renders a host of figures who have lived and fought the system that pushes students of color out of the classroom and into prisons As Smith has put it Rich kids get mischief, poor kids get pathologized and incarcerated Using peoples own words, culled from interviews and speeches, Smith depicts Rev Jamal Harrison Bryant, who eulogized Freddie Gray Niya Kenny, a high school student who confronted a violent police deputy activist Bree Newsome, who took the Confederate flag down from the South Carolina State House grounds and many others Their voices bear powerful witness to a great iniquity of our timeand call us to action with their accounts of resistance and hope

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