• Nicholas Heyward, Jr. of Brooklyn, New York

    Killed on September 27, 1994

    The story of Nicholas Heyward, Jr., as told by his father, Nicholas Heyward, Sr.

    Running time:  5 min, 17 sec

    Nicholas Heyward, Sr. has been fighting for 20 years for his son's case to be reopened. He is the founder of the Nicholas Naquan Heyward Jr. Memorial Foundation which focuses on community building in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn, a neighborhood that has faced intense gentrification in the last 20 years. Every summer Nicholas organizes the Nicholas Heyward Jr. Day of Remembrance to commemorate his son's life by hosting basketball tournaments for the youth of the Gowanus houses, inviting speakers, artists and activists to come and engage the youth and the community.

     

    Filmed on August 4, 2010 in Brooklyn, New York.