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Charles Ogletree, Jr.

Charles Ogletree, Jr.

Lawmakers and anti-death penalty advocates will gather to discuss the intersection of race and the death penalty at a luncheon in downtown Raleigh Feb. 26.

Hosted by NC Policy Watch and the N.C. Coalition for a Moratorium, the event will be held at Exploris Museum from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

A panel will discuss the state of the death penalty in North Carolina and the role race plays in capital punishment.

Panel members will include Charles Ogletree Jr., Harvard law professor and founder of the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice; Jack Boger, UNC-Chapel Hill law professor and former capital punishment litigator; and Deborah Ross, member of the N.C. House representing Wake County.

Registration is required; a $10 box lunch will be served.

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