Research. CRRJ researches the legal sequela and the political context of racially motivated homicides in twelve southern states, 1930-1970, including community resistance to the violence Learn More watch video Restorative Justice. CRRJ assesses and supports policy measures to redress the ongoing harms decades after the racial terror in the Deep South Learn More watch video Record. The CRRJ Burnham Nobles Digital Archive is a repository of primary source documents, still images and interviews on cases of racially motivated homicides between 1930 and 1970 View case files

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The Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project (CRRJ) at Northeastern University School of Law is a mission-driven program of interdisciplinary teaching, research and policy analysis on race, history, and criminal justice.

Offering courses, fellowships, and an archive of cases, the program is the preeminent academic center for the study of historical redress in the US. Our original investigations, transformative pedagogies, and top-level scholarship facilitate local and national initiatives to uncover an accurate history of racial harms during the Jim Crow era and reconcile the ongoing damage.

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