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…

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.

CRRJ Director to speak at 2023 Bob Moses Conference: The Vote, Caste, and the Carceral State

CRRJ Director Margaret Burnham will host a session about her new book “By Hands Now Known” at this year’s Bob Moses Conference, Jan 29-28.

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!

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…

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…

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…

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