Watch the next discussion in the “Paying it Forward: Lessons for a new generation from Dr. Howard Fuller’s life on activism’s front lines,” a conversation series devoted to the issues that have driven Fuller’s activism and mission around education reform and social justice.
The discussions capture some aspects of Fuller’s legacy, experiences and impact as an advocate and activist working for educational opportunities and social justice in the Milwaukee community. The series is designed to foster conversations and serve as inspiration for students and future generations of activists in our community.
Discussion 2: Lessons from the death of Ernest Lacy. Lessons from the death of Ernest Lacy. What happened when Lacy died in Milwaukee police custody in 1981, and what has and has not changed since then. Fuller, who along with Michael McGee, Sr. led protests in the aftermath of Lacy’s death, will put the case in the context of today.
The conversations were recorded in the Lubar Center for Public Policy Research and Civic Education at Marquette Law School. All four conversation videos are available on the Marquette Law School website.