Professor Margaret Burnham, director of the Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project, will be honored with the 2023 Mass Humanities Governor’s Award.
The award recognizes Burnham’s contributions to civic life, and she has been singled out for her “dedication to exploring history, illuminating truth and confronting injustice in order to protect civil and human rights locally, nationally and internationally,” according to the announcement on August 1.
Mass Humanities is a nonprofit based in Northampton, MA. They first partnered with the Massachusetts Office of the Governor on the Governor’s Awards in the Humanities in 2014. The foundation will honor Burnham and three other recipients on Thursday, September 28, 2023, at a ceremony presented by Governor Maura Healey ’98, at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston.
Read the full conversation between Burnham and award organizers here.
This accolade follows a number of book awards, won by the director and founder for her latest work “By Hands Now Known: Jim Crow’s Legal Executioners.”