Lynching: Reparations as Restorative Justice (Virtual Conference)

On November 17, 2020, CRRJ brought descendant families together with leaders of US reparations movements, racial justice activists, and scholars to discuss compensatory reparations…

DLF2020 Forum: Recording Restorative Justice and Accountability

On November 9, 2020, CRRJ hosted a panel at the Digital Library Federation annual conference called “Recording Restorative Justice and Accountability: The Burnham-Nobles Digital Archive.”

Remembrance and Repair Conference (Birmingham, AL)

On March 10-11, 2020, CRRJ hosted the convening “Remembrance and Repair: Police Violence in the Jim Crow Era” at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. CRRJ had earlier convened a gathering back in 2017…

75th anniversary of the 1944 expulsion (New Iberia, LA)

On November 15, 2019, New Iberia, Louisiana commemorated the 75th Anniversary of the 1944 expulsion of eight community leaders from the city. The group, which included four medical doctors, two teachers, and two insurance…

Royal Cyril Brooks – Historical Marker Unveiling (Gretna, LA)

On November 9, 2019, the family and descendants of Royal Cyril Brooks, in partnership with CRRJ, unveiled an historical marker in his honor.

CRRJ participates in U.S. Local Racial Redress conference at Columbia University

On October 25-26, 2019,CRRJ Associate Director Professor Rose Zoltek-Jick and Program Coordinator Lauren Hawkes…

In conversation with Katherine Franke

On Wednesday, October 16, 2019, Katherine Franke, a NUSL alumna and Sulzbacher Professor of Law, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Columbia University, participated in NUSL’s Faculty Book Forum Series. She discussed her recently…

CRRJ Workshop Series – Spring 2019

Bringing together researchers, students, and invited guests in the fields of civil rights and historical injustices, the workshop series is designed to discuss new research projects in an informal setting. A short presentation…

Elaine Truth-Seeking Commission (Elaine, AR)

On February 5, 2019, Professor Burnham served as a commissioner at the Elaine Massacre of 1919 Remembrance event at the Elaine Legacy Center in Arkansas.

A Tribute to the Dream (Boston, MA)

On Friday, January 25, 2019, Northeastern University President Joseph E. Aoun hosted A Tribute to the Dream: A Celebration of the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The event featured…

Civil Rights Cold Case Records Collection Act

On January 8, 2019, President Trump signed the Civil Rights Cold Case Records Collection Act of 2018. This marks the first occasion that a group of high school students have successfully engineered a bill…

CRRJ attends Stellenbosch Conference in South Africa

In December 2018, CRRJ participated in the five-day international conference Recognition, Reparation, Reconciliation: The Light and Shadow of Historical Trauma at Stellenbosch…

Commemoration for Charles “Allie” Thompson (Culpeper, VA)

On Saturday, November 17, 2018, in Culpeper, Virginia, the lives of three men—Charles “Allie” Thompson (d. 1918), William Grayson (d. 1850), and William Thompson (d. 1877)—were remembered.

Commemorating Elwood Higginbottom (Oxford, MS)

On October 27, 2018, CRRJ Visiting Scholar Diane Harriford and Kyleen Burke (NUSL ’18) participated in a commemoration honoring Elwood Higginbottom in Oxford, Mississippi.

Past Harms, Present Remedies — National CRRJ Conference (New Orleans)

On October 20, 2018 CRRJ sponsored the conference Past Harms, Present Remedies: Law Enforcement and…

Remembering the 1940s in Mobile, AL

Henry Williams, Johnny Williams, Ennis Bell, Theodore Wesley Samuels, Prentiss McCann, and Rayfield Davis all died at the height of the segregation era in Mobile. Decades after these 1940s murders, CRRJ investigated these…

Commemoration of Royal Cyril Brooks (Gretna, LA)

On April 28, 2018, CRRJ and the Kimbrough Scholars from Cambridge Rindge & Latin High School joined the family of Royal Brooks at the mount pilgrim baptist church to honor the life and…

Commemoration for Samuel Mason Bacon (Natchez, MS)

On March 17, 2018, CRRJ director Margaret Burnham, Restorative Justice Project Director Kaylie Simon, Esq. and Mary Nguyen, Esq. (’14) joined the family of Samuel Bacon at the Natchez…

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