The Goal: To Remember Each Jim Crow Killing, From The ’30s On

The state of race relations in the United States has captivated the country for months. But a group of Northeastern University law students is looking to the past to a sometimes forgotten, violent part of American history. So far, CRRJ has documented about 350 cases. Most of the crimes received little attention when they were committed, and often, even the family members of the victims don’t know how their relatives died. Margaret Burnham spoke to Weekend Edition’s Eric Westervelt to discuss how the project works and why it matters now.


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