VT law student investigates racial killings

Baxter Bell’s case is among thousands of similar racially motivated slayings in the South in the mid-20th century that have largely been lost to history — but which continue to reverberate across the…

Truth and reconciliation is coming to America from the grassroots

All over the US, we are witnessing the dawn of a truth and reconciliation movement. There is a rising chorus of voices that is helping us to collectively face an epidemic of racial…

BYU Radio: Racial Killings, Selma

In the coming week, Americans will commemorate the assassination for Martin Luther King Junior. His is the most well-known death of the Civil Rights era. Emmett Till and Medgar Evers are oft-mentioned, too.…

Alabama’s Jim Crow era murders under new spotlight

A number of grisly racially-motivated killings that occurred in Alabama during the Jim Crow era are getting a fresh look. CRRJ is examining the cases as part of a nationwide investigation into the…

The Goal: To Remember Each Jim Crow Killing, From The ’30s On

The state of race relations in the United States has captivated the country for months. But a group of Northeastern University law students is looking to the past to a sometimes forgotten, violent…

The Youngest American Executed Exonerated

In 2014, South Carolina Circuit Court Judge Carmen T. Mullins vacated the conviction and sentence of George Stinney Jr., a 14-year-old African American boy executed in 1944, only 80 days after having been…

When Cold Cases Stay Cold

Several years ago, the FBI began reopening cold cases from that era — 112 at last count — raising hopes among some for justice. In all but about 20, though, the families of…

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