Burnham-Nobles Digital Archive featured in winter edition of Northeastern Law

CRRJ’s Burnham-Nobles digital Archive is featured in Northeastern Law’s Winter 2023 edition.

CRRJ Director Announced as L.A. Times Book Prize Finalist

The Los Angeles Times has announced Professor Margaret Burnham, CRRJ founder and director, and her latest book By Hands Now Known: Jim Crow’s Legal Executioners, as a finalist in their 43rd annual Book…

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…

NCCU scholarship fund honors case originally investigated by CRRJ

In 2014, CRRJ brought wide public attention to the case of Booker T. Spicely, a soldier killed by a bus driver in Durham, North Carolina. Recent developments in the case signify the importance of the research CRRJ conducted nine years ago.

Northeastern Law Center for Law, Equity and Race program co-ordinator, honored at MLK statue unveiling

Charlotte Matthews-Nelson, program co-ordinator for the Center for Law, Equity and Race (CLEAR), was honored at the unveiling of the new statue of Martin Luther King Jr. and his wife, Coretta Scott King, on Boston Common last week.

Albert King case featured in article about killing of Black WWII soldiers in 1945

An article published by The Washington Post, Jan. 15, highlights CRRJ’s efforts to reverse findings about the death of Pvt. Albert H. King’s in 1941.

Army Corrects the Record About a Black Soldier Killed by a White Sergeant in 1941

An article in today’s New York Times features a case that CRRJ uncovered. The case involved the killing of a soldier, Put. Albert King, in Georgia in 1941. Professor Rose Zoltek-Jick worked with…

1,000 Racial Homicides Investigated in Unprecedented Burnham-Nobles Digital Archive

09.27.22 — Today, the Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project (CRRJ) at Northeastern University School of Law released the Burnham-Nobles Digital Archive, one of the most comprehensive digital archives of racial homicides collected to date.…

How the Jim Crow South Encouraged Racial Policing by Those with ‘No Legal Authority’

Professor Margaret Burnham talks to News@Northeastern about her new book, “By Hands Now Known: Jim Crow’s Legal Executioners,” and her hope that it will “make visible this living history for the communities that…

Northeastern Journalists Receive New England Edward R. Murrow Award

“Zach Ben-Amots came to Northeastern’s journalism graduate program because he wanted to tell stories that would make a difference, stories that would reach and touch people. He had his sights set on working…

Professor Margaret Burnham Named Finalist for Prestigious Kirkus Prize

Professor Margaret Burnham’s new book, By Hands Now Known: Jim Crow’s Legal Executioners, has been named a finalist in the nonfiction category for the 2022 Kirkus Prize, one of the world’s richest literary awards!

Algiers remembers Edwin Williams, Sr.

On April 27, 1943, Edwin Clifford Williams, Sr. was killed when he dared to defend his family from an assault perpetrated by three white U.S. Navy Sailors in Algiers, Louisiana. Despite the brave…

Northeastern’s Racial Redress and Reparations Lab is Creating a Tool for Lawmakers to Pursue Racial Redress

In June 2022, the California Reparations Task Force released a report outlining the historic and ongoing harms perpetuated against Black people in the U.S. and making preliminary recommendations on the forms reparations and redress…

A Long Georgia Night: The life and legacy of Mattie Green

In the early morning of May 19, 1960, a bomb exploded underneath the home of Jethro and Mattie Green in Ringgold, Georgia. Mattie Green, a 32-year-old mother of six, died in the bombing. …

Two Years After George Floyd’s Murder, Has Anything Changed in Policing?

On the 2 year anniversary of the killing of George Floyd, News@Northeastern explored what progress has been made in the areas of police reform and reparations. The article, “Two Years After George Floyd’s…

In Memory of Tara Woods Turner

We are sad to announce the passing of Tara Woods Turner, a friend of CRRJ and a descendant of Neal Wood, who was married to Laura Wood, a victim of lynching in 1930…

Senate confirmed CRRJ Director Margaret Burnham’s nomination to the Civil Rights Cold Case Records Review Board

The US Senate confirmed Margaret Burnham, founder and director of CRRJ, as a member of the Civil Rights Cold Case Records Review Board on February 17, 2022. Burnham was confirmed to the board…

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…

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