Presented by the Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project (CRRJ) at Northeastern University School of Law, The Elmore Bolling Foundation and the Alabama NAACP.

October 20 - 21, 2017 | Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

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Program

Friday, October 20, 2017

2:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Welcome Remarks

Margaret Burnham
Director, Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project, and University Distinguished Professor of Law, Northeastern University School of Law   

2:30 - 4:00 p.m. 

Racial Violence: Yesterday’s Crimes, Today’s Remedies

Ellen Brooks
Former District Attorney, Montgomery County

Henry Gaskins
Nephew of Victim Timothy Hood

Josephine Bolling McCall
Board President, The Elmore Bolling Foundation

4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Overview of Program 

Rhonda Jones
Lead Archivist, Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project, Northeastern University School of Law

Reception 

5:30 - 7:00 p.m. 

Bearing Witness: Film and Video

An Outrage
The Trouble I’ve Seen
The Elmore Bolling Soil Collection
The Henry “Peg” Gilbert Story
Lynching in America: Confronting the Legacy of Racial Terror

Saturday, October 21, 2017

9:00 - 9:30 a.m.

Welcome Remarks

Margaret Burnham
Director, Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project, and University Distinguished Professor of Law, Northeastern University School of Law  

Scott Douglas
Executive Director, Greater Birmingham Ministries

9:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Scheduled oral interviews and gathering resources

Leader: 
Margaret Russell

Associate Professor of Law, Santa Clara University School of Law

Sessions

9:30 - 10:15 a.m.

Keynote Address

Robin Kelley
Distinguished Professor and Gary B. Nash Endowed Chair in US History, UCLA

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Researching Racial Violence: Methods, Themes and Teaching

Participants: 

Susan Ashmore
Professor of History, Oxford College, Emory University

Sandra Gill
Professor of Sociology Emeritus, Gettysburg College

Nan Woodruff
Professor of African American Studies, Penn State University

Moderator:

Melissa Nobles
Kenan Sahin Dean of the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, and Professor of Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology                             

12:00 - 1:30 p.m. 

Lunch

Remarks

Randall Woodfin
Mayor-Elect, City of Birmingham

A.C. Roper
Chief, Birmingham Police Department

Living with Lynching
Family Dialogue

1:30 - 2:45 p.m.

Museums, Memorialization and the Memory of Violence in Alabama

Participants:

Kiara Boone 
Deputy Program Manager, Equal Justice Initiative 

Scotty Kirkland 
Historian and Writer, Alabama Department of Archives and History

Shelia Washington
Founder, The Scottsboro Boys Museum and Cultural Center  

Moderator:

Margaret Burnham
Director, Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project, Northeastern University School of Law   

3:00 - 4:15 p.m.

Archiving and Digitalization

Participants:

Wayne Coleman
Head of Archives and Technology, Birmingham Civil Rights Institute 

RJ Ramey
Site Creator, MonroeWorkToday

Tonia Sutherland
Assistant Professor, School of Library and Information Studies, The University of Alabama

Moderator: 

Rhonda Jones
Lead Archivist, Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project, Northeastern University School of Law

4:30 - 5:00 p.m.

The Way Forward: Facing Our Inherited Pasts 

Rose Zoltek-Jick
Associate Director, Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project, Northeastern University School of Law  

Montré Carodine
Professor of Law, School of Law, The University of Alabama

5:00 - 6:00 p.m. 

Tour, Birmingham Civil Rights Institute 

Sponsored by:
Elmore Boiling       NAACP          CRRJ

This program is sponsored by the Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project at Northeastern University School of Law, The Elmore Bolling Foundation and the Alabama State Conference of the NAACP. It is supported by grants from the Alabama State Department of Education and the Carnegie Corporation of New York. This is the second of a three-part symposium series. The first program was held in June 2017 at Tuskegee University. The third symposium will be held on March 3, 2018, in Selma.