Rebekah Barber

Research Associate/Writer

Rebekah is a research associate at the Institute for Southern Studies and writer for Facing South. Her research focuses on racial justice, deomcracy, and Southern history. She holds bachelor's degrees in English and history from N.C. Central University in Durham, North Carolina.

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Articles by Rebekah

Efforts to overturn wrongful criminal convictions are growing

July 19, 2019 - The Emmy-nominated docudrama "When They See Us" sparked a national conversation about wrongful convictions and how they disproportionately steal the freedom of Black and Brown people. However, most exonerations don't come about by chance meetings but by the hard work of nongovernmental innocence organizations and a growing number of conviction integrity units in prosecutors' offices.