Reparations Legislation is Stalled in Congress. Can Local Governments Fill the Gap?

CRRJ’s Racial Redress and Reparations Lab Program Director Katie Sandson is featured in News@Northeastern’s article “Reparations Legislation is Stalled in Congress. Can Local Governments Fill the Gap?” Sandson highlights the work of the…

Margaret Burnham Appears before Senate Committee on her Nomination to the Civil Rights Cold Case Records Review Board

On January 14, 2022, Margaret Burnham, director of the Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project, appeared before the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs to be confirmed as a member…

A petition to rename Fort Benning after Private Felix Hall, the only known lynching victim on an Army base

Together with a group of veterans at Morgan Lewis acting as pro bono counsel, CRRJ recently filed a petition with The Naming Commission of the Department of Defense to rename Fort Benning after…

Jefferson County Memorial Project and DA’s Office Awarded DOJ Grant

In the fall of 2021, CRRJ launched a partnership with the Jefferson County Memorial Project (JCMP). Five undergraduate and graduate students in the Birmingham area worked with CRRJ to investigate police killings and…

CRRJ Fall 2021 Students

Julie Aaron Julie is a 2L at Northeastern University School of Law. As a CRRJ research assistant, Julie is providing research and administrative support for an upcoming conference on policy approaches to remediating…

Boston City Council Hosts Hearing on Reparations

On October 26, 2021 the Boston City Council Committee on Civil Rights hosted a hearing on “reparations and their impact on the civil rights of Black Bostonians.” The hearing was sponsored by Councilor…

CRRJ Community Leadership Fellow

Evan Lewis is CRRJ’s inaugural Community Leadership Fellow.  The Fellowship program provides an opportunity for dynamic activists working with community or nonprofit organizations to investigate the Burnham Nobles Archive and to engage in mutually…

Mother Jones features work of CRRJ

CRRJ is excited to share an article appearing in Mother Jones magazine, “A Jim Crow–Era Murder. A Family Secret. Decades Later, What Does Justice Look Like?,” by Samantha Michaels, highlighting the work of CRRJ former students and board members Kaylie…

Monica Martinez Awarded MacArthur Fellowship

We are thrilled to congratulate Monica Martinez, a recipient of the 2021 MacArthur (“genius”) Fellowship. Martinez, associate professor of history at the University of Texas, is a CRRJ Research Collaborator and a close…

Northeastern Law Announces Center for Law, Equity and Race

On September 21, 2021 Northeastern University School of Law launched a new Center for Law, Equity and Race (CLEAR), which will bring together the school’s pioneering programs and faculty— long engaged in theoretical and…

Amherst adopts plan to pay reparations

Boston 25 News interviewed CRRJ Zitrin Fellow Katie Sandson regarding the creation of a fund to pay reparations to the descendants of enslaved people in Amherst, Massachusetts. Sandson discussed the constitutional legal challenges…

Fort Benning Memorializing Pvt. Felix Hall

“Felix Hall, a Soldier Lynched at Fort Benning, Is Remembered After 80 Years,” by Jacey Fortin and Alexa Mills, The New York Times (August 20, 2021) “Army to memorialize Black soldier lynched on…

Honoring Bob Moses and His Connection to CRRJ

We would like to add our voice in tribute to Robert “Bob” Moses, one of the founding members of CRRJ’s Honorary Board of Advisors, who died on Sunday at the age of 86.…

Frontline’s Un(re)solved makes world debut at Tribeca Festival

“Un(re)solved, a story of lives cut short and the search for justice, is now making its world debut at Tribeca Festival and will be featured in Tribeca’s Juneteenth programming.” This interactive documentary, produced by Frontline |…

President Biden Nominates Margaret Burnham for Civil Rights Cold Case Board

Ernie Suggs and Tia Mitchell, “Civil rights cold case review board to have unique Atlanta flavor,” The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, June 14, 2021 Philip Lewis, “White House Pushes To Jump-Start Civil Rights-Era Cold Cases…

Albert King is not Forgotten

Private Albert King was killed at Fort Benning, Georgia in 1941.  The case was investigated by the journalist Alexa Mills, a former CRRJ student. The King story appears in the Washington Post Magazine.…

FRONTLINE Announces Un(re)solved

In June 2021, the PBS investigative series, FRONTLINE, will begin publishing Un(re)solved, “a major initiative telling a story of lives cut short and examining a federal effort to investigate more than 150 cold…

Hulu Releases “The Lynching of Henry ‘Peg’ Gilbert”

CRRJ is excited to announce Hulu’s release of the documentary, “The Lynching of Henry ‘Peg’ Gilbert,” a production of the Civil Rights & Restorative Justice Project, ABC 7 Chicago, and the Northeastern University…

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