Researchers at CRRJ uncovered Gilbert’s story. As law students at the time, Tara Dunn and Ariel Kong proved that Gilbert was lynched, and that the legal records lacked evidence for any wrongdoing on his part. Their work led to an official apology from the current sheriff of Harris County, Georgia.
Over two days, the institute hosted a panel featuring Judge Margaret Burnham, focusing on the legal, cultural and social importance of Edwards’ hospital, followed by a “song cycle” featuring performances…
The Mellon Foundation grant will be used to deepen the work of the CRRJ Burnham-Nobles Digital Archive, an extraordinary collection of primary source documents as well as still images and interviews on cases of racially motivated homicides between 1930 and 1970 in 12 southern states.
All the bill needed to become law was President Donald Trump’s signature. It would create a national archive of documents from civil rights cold cases. But time was running out. So the students at NJ’s Hightstown High School did what teenagers do: They started tweeting at the president.