The 2016 shooting of Keith Lamont Scott and the protests and violence that followed rocked Charlotte. Some people found a new calling in the wave of grief and unrest. Others saw work they were already doing -- in activism, in raising awareness -- take on new urgency.
We asked seven people to talk about what’s changed for them in their work, in their sense of mission and in their lives, and in the life of Charlotte. These are their words, with some editing for brevity and clarity.
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The fatal shooting of Keith Lamont Scott by a CMPD officer in 2016 began, or changed, the path of some Charlotteans, including Greg Jackson, Ash Williams, Alvin C. Jacobs Jr. and Tina Marshall. In their own voices, they tell their stories.