University of Buffalo publishes profile on Burnham-Nobles archivist, Gina Nortonsmith

The Burnham-Nobles Digital Archive, a record collection and database documenting racially motivated violence targeting African Americans in the Jim Crow South, was recently established, thanks in part to GSE alumna Gina Nortonsmith’s expertise, guidance and leadership.

CLEAR responds to guilty plea in Tyre Nichols case

Dr. Deborah A. Jackson, Managing Director of the Center for Law, Equity and Race at Northeastern University School of Law, responds to guilty plea by ex-Memphis police officer, Desmond Mills Jr. in the case of Tyre Nichols, fatally injured by officers on January 7, 2023.

By Hands Now Known wins The Hurston/Wright Legacy Award

CRRJ Director Professor Margaret Burnham has won The Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, for her latest book, By Hands Now Known: Jim Crow’s Legal Executioners. She received the award at a ceremony in Washington D.C. hosted by the Zora Neale Hurston-Richard Wright Foundation, on October 26, 2023.

CRRJ Director on reckoning with ‘Lynch Law’ and rape charges

Professor Margaret Burnham has written an article for Arizona State University’s Zocalo Public Square, published October 25, 2023.

CRRJ Attorney Presents at Southern Clinical Conference 2023

On October 21, CRRJ attorney and Zitrin Fellow, Olivia Strange presented at this year’s Southern Clinical Conference in Atlanta.  Hosted by Georgia State University College of Law, the conference ran October 20-22 and…

Professor Burnham gives book talk at the University of Kentucky

CRRJ Director gave a talk to students and faculty at the University of Kentucky College of Arts and Sciences on September 26, 2023. She read from her book “By Hands Now Known: Jim Crow’s Legal Executioners.”

CRRJ Director delivers keynote at NCCU Booker T. Spicely Symposium

Professor Margaret Burnham, CRRJ Director, delivered the keynote address at North Carolina Central University (NCCU) School of Law’s Private Booker T. Spicely Symposium on Friday, September 22, 2023. On July 8, 1944, Spicely was…

Hollis Watkins, Activist and Advisor, Honored by CRRJ

Hollis Watkins, CRRJ advisor, voting rights activist and key figure in the 1960s Civil Rights Movement, passed away on September 20, 2023, aged 82.

Center for Law, Equity and Race welcomes 2023-2024 Faculty Fellows

The Center for Law, Equity and Race (CLEAR), welcomes four new Faculty Fellows. Zinaida Miller, Caleb Gayle, Adam Omar Hosein and Kris Manjapra will participate in the 2023-2024 fellowship. Gayle, Hosein and Manjapra will complete projects that will directly help to inform CRRJ’s reparative justice programs.

CRRJ Director honored with 2023 Mass Humanities Governor’s Award

The Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project’s director, Professor Margaret Burnham, will receive the award, which recognizes her racial justice work, and its power to enhance civic life in the commonwealth through a deep appreciation of the humanities.

Professor Margaret Burnham cited by New York Times writer in opinion on Florida’s school history curricula

Jamelle Bouie, a columnist for The New York Times, wrote an opinion on Florida schools’ history curricula and teachings specifically on slavery. In it he made mention of CRRJ Director Professor Burnham and…

CLEAR’s program co-ordinator featured in Boston Globe NAACP convention retrospective

Charlotte Mathews-Nelson, program co-ordinator for Northeastern Law School’s Center for Law, Equity and Race (CLEAR), was featured in an article published by the Boston Globe that looked back on 1982 NAACP Convention, the last time…

CRRJ Director Burnham interviewed by Boston Review

CRRJ Director Margaret Burnham was interviewed by Jeanne Theoharis of the Boston Review, earlier this month.

Al Jazeera Interviews CRRJ Cofounder Melissa Nobles

Melissa Nobles, CRRJ cofounder and advisory board member and Chancellor of MIT, spoke with Al Jazeera about the challenges facing higher education as we await the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on affirmative action.…

Margaret Burnham wins 2023 Hillman Prize for Book Journalism

Margaret Burnham won the 2023 Hillman Prize for Book Journalism for By Hands Now Known: Jim Crow’s Legal Executioners last week. Awarded by the Sidney Hillman Foundation, the Hillman Prize recognizes achievement in…

CRRJ Director Burnham wins LA Times Book Prize, Northeastern Excellence Award, and others

CRRJ Director Professor Margaret A. Burnham won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in History for her book By Hands Now Known: Jim Crow’s Legal Executioners on Friday, April 21 just one day…

CRRJ attorneys share restorative justice frameworks at Mills College reparations event

Katie Sandson, program director of Racial Redress and Reparations Lab at CRRJ and Malcolm Clarke, CRRJ’s Elizabeth Zitrin Justice Fellow, participated in a virtual discussion, organized by The Black Reparations Project, an academic initiative at Mills College at Northeastern University, Feb. 23 and 24. They spoke on the issues of restorative justice, transitional justice and reparations.

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…

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