Professor Margaret Burnham, CRRJ Director, gave a talk at the University of Kentucky’s College of Arts and Sciences about her latest award-winning book, By Hands Now Known: Jim Crow’s Legal Executioners, on Friday, September 26, 2023.
Students and faculty were present to hear Burnham discuss the cases in her book, and to examine the history of racialized lethal violence during the Jim Crow era,
By Hands Now Known has won the 2023 Hillman Prize for Book Journalism. the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in the history category, was a finalist for the 2022 Kirkus Prize for Nonfiction, and was named a Best Book of the Year by The New Yorker, Oprah Daily, Kirkus, Chicago Public Library, and Publishers Weekly.
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