The Los Angeles Times has announced Professor Margaret Burnham, CRRJ founder and director, and her latest book By Hands Now Known: Jim Crow’s Legal Executioners, as a finalist in their 43rd annual Book Prizes.
The Book Prizes recognize 56 remarkable works in 12 categories, celebrating the highest quality of writing from authors at all stages of their careers.
Burnham’s book, which examines the history of racialized lethal violence during the Jim Crow era, is one of five finalists shortlisted in the History category. Winners will be announced in a ceremony on Friday, April 21.
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