The 51st State
A film by Stephen Glauber explores the death of William ?Rabbit? Wells. Wells was a well-liked black youth who was shot by a white police officer in the all-white town of Bernardsville, New Jersey. Through the course of interviewing the townspeople and police officers, issues of police brutality against both blacks and non-conformist youth are addressed. Episode concludes with a montage of New York City airports.
Wells, William ?Rabbit? -- Wrongful death
Bernardsville Region (N.J.)
Educational Broadcasting Corporation
Glauber, Stephen (Reporter)
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