Congratulations to CRRJ’s Class of 2024

We wish to extend a warm and well-deserved congratulations to all of the graduating students who participated in CRRJ’s Spring Clinic 2023-2024. Their work has been central to CRRJ’s accomplishments over the last…

15 new cases presented at students’ Spring Clinic Grand Rounds

The Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project (CRRJ) at Northeastern University School of Law, held their annual Spring Clinic Grand Rounds on April 23, 24 and 25, 2024. These afternoon sessions, held in Dockser Hall…

“Violence and Public Memory” Discussion Hosted by CRRJ

On April 3, 2024, CRRJ invited Martin Blatt, Northeastern Professor Emeritus and editor of the new collection, Violence and Public Memory, and volume contributor Maria John, Assistant Professor at UMass Boston, to discuss…

Pvt. Albert King receives full military service, 83 years after his murder

More than eight decades after he was shot and killed by a white military police officer outside Fort Benning, Georgia, Private Albert King was honored in a full military service, March 24, 2024.…

CRRJ Celebrates Black History Month by Centering Black Resistance

To mark Black History Month, CRRJ invited Professor Kellie Carter Jackson to present her new book, “We Refuse: A Forceful History of Black Resistance,” due to be published in June 2024.

Historical Marker unveiled commemorating 1944 CRRJ case, first in NC. to use “Jim Crow”

On December 1, 2023, a North Carolina State Highway Historical Marker was unveiled in honor of Pfc. Booker T. Spicely, the first such marker in North Carolina that makes mention of the term…

CRRJ Attorney Presents at Southern Clinical Conference 2023

On October 21, CRRJ attorney and Zitrin Fellow, Olivia Strange presented at this year’s Southern Clinical Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. Hosted by Georgia State University College of Law, the conference ran October 20-22…

CRRJ Director delivers keynote at NCCU Booker T. Spicely Symposium

Professor Margaret Burnham, CRRJ Director, delivered the keynote address at North Carolina Central University (NCCU) School of Law’s Private Booker T. Spicely Symposium on Friday, September 22, 2023. On July 8, 1944, Spicely was…

Panel: The Future of Affirmative Action

With the support of CRRJ, Northeastern Law’s Center for Law, Equity and Race hosted a panel discussion on July 6, to examine the impact of the Supreme Court’s decision that race-based admissions at Harvard University and the University of North Carolina were unlawful, essentially ending affirmative action in higher education.

World War II: Black Soldiers and Veterans Workshop

The Civil Rights & Restorative Justice Project met for their spring workshop World War II: Black Soldiers and Veterans on May 17, 2023. During the workshop, students and staff heard from Matthew Delmont,…

Burnham Honors Cohort students present at Grand Rounds

On May 9, 2023 CRRJ welcomed to the Law School the Burnham Honors Cohort, a group of six HBCU students who investigated incidents occurring in their home states. The cohort program was directed…

Son honors Hosea Carter’s legacy 75 years after lynching

Hosea “Shant” Carter On May 2, 1948, Hosea “Shant” Carter was lynched in Marion County, Mississippi.  Nearly 75 years later, his son honored his legacy.  With the support of CRRJ, he held a…

Building the Record for Reparations 

On March 15, CRRJ hosted the virtual panel, Building the Record for Reparations. The event was organized by the Racial Redress and Reparations Lab at CRRJ. Panelists addressed the importance of understanding and building a historical record to support the development of reparative responses to historical harms.

CRRJ attorneys share restorative justice frameworks at Mills College reparations event

Katie Sandson, program director of Racial Redress and Reparations Lab at CRRJ and Malcolm Clarke, CRRJ’s Elizabeth Zitrin Justice Fellow, participated in a virtual discussion, organized by The Black Reparations Project, an academic initiative at Mills College at Northeastern University, Feb. 23 and 24. They spoke on the issues of restorative justice, transitional justice and reparations.

CRRJ facilitates community conversation after killing of Tyre Nichols

On Feb. 2, CRRJ and colleagues at the Center for Law, Equity and Race (CLEAR) organized a community conversation on continuing police violence in Black communities. This followed last month’s brutal killing of…

CRRJ Director to speak at 2023 Bob Moses Conference: The Vote, Caste, and the Carceral State

CRRJ Director Margaret Burnham will host a session about her new book “By Hands Now Known” at this year’s Bob Moses Conference, Jan 29-28.

Reparations: The Constitutional Law Landscape

CRRJ hosted a virtual panel, Reparations: The Constitutional Law Landscape, organized by the Racial Redress and Reparations Lab at CRRJ, in partnership with the Dukakis Center at Northeastern University, and the Black Reparations Project at Mills College Northeastern.

Journalists at the Frontlines

Erika Howard: FRONTLINE’s Un(re)solved multimedia project. On November 14, 2022, CRRJ hosted the event, Reckoning with Historical Injustice: Journalists at the Frontlines, featuring Erika Howard, Director of Impact Strategy and External Relations at…

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