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  • In 1983, Jamel Shabazz became an officer in a New York City correctional facility a few blocks from City Hall.

    He used his lunch breaks to document the police brutality protests in front of City Hall that gripped the city from 1997-1999.

  • Visit PBS Black Culture Connection to read more stories about civil rights photographers and the images that changed the world.

    Photographs by Jamel Shabazz

    Words and Produced by Todd Whitney

    Share your own story of standing up for something you believe in.

    (A partnership with the Center for Digital Storytelling).

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