Legislation signed last month by President Barack Obama permanently extended federal authorities’ opportunity to pursue civil rights cold cases. Law professor Margaret Burnham says the reauthorization bill’s passage “makes it clear that this is a national priority.”
Burnham founded Northeastern’s Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project, and her fellowship will support the development of the project’s archive.
The film—which reexamines the groundbreaking documentary Eyes on the Prize from the viewpoint of civil rights activists past and present—will be screened on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in the Cabral Center. It will be followed by a panel discussion with Margaret Burnham and Sarah Jackson, two Northeastern faculty members involved in social change.
Law professor Margaret Burnham highlighted the groundbreaking work of Northeastern’s Civil Rights and Restorative Justice project on Friday morning at the Association for Black Culture Centers’ 25th annual conference in Boston.
Civil rights activist Julian Bond, who co-founded the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and served as chairman of the NAACP for 22 years, died on Saturday at the age of 75. An […]
The Northeastern community gathered Tuesday night at the Fenway Center to remember—through poems and music—the nine victims of last week’s Charleston church shooting.
At Commencement, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, L’98, urged the Northeastern University School of Law’s newest graduates to believe in themselves, embrace uncertainty, and remember that their education belongs just as much to the entire community as it does to themselves.
The true crime podcast from This American Life “takes us back to one of the most basic tenets of storytelling: suspense,” says journalist Dina Kraft, associate program coordinator of Northeastern’s Media Innovation program.
Northeastern University’s School of Law celebrated the more than 240 graduates in the Class of 2014 at commencement on Friday at Matthews Arena.
Northeastern University law professor Margaret Burnham was recognized by the Museum of African American History for her work as a civil rights lawyer, educator, and activist, as well as for being the first African American woman to serve in the Massachusetts judiciary.
Civic leaders, activists, and humanitarians convened in the Blackman Auditorium on Thursday afternoon to honor the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela, the former South African president and anti-apartheid icon who passed away last month.
Northeastern faculty experts weigh in on Nelson Mandela’s life and legacy.
Margaret Burnham, a law professor and founder of Northeastern’s Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project, examines the fallout from this weekend’s not guilty verdict in Zimmerman trial.
The death of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed, black teenager shot by self-appointed community watch captain George Zimmerman in Florida, has sparked a turbulent nationwide dialogue on race and so-called “stand your ground” laws, which authorize the use of lethal force in cases of self-defense. On Tuesday, law professor Deborah Ramirez spoke at a panel convened by Congressional Democrats to address the case.
This afternoon, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Isabel Wilkerson will give a lecture at Northeastern’s School of Law entitled “Voices from the Black Migration.” The event is sponsored by the Civil Rights and Restorative Justice (CRRJ) Project, and is part of a day of programming in which Northeastern will celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. We asked law professor Margaret Burnham, who founded CCRJ, to explain both the significance of Wilkerson’s visit and students’ participation in the project.
Law-school researchers discover that land-ownership by blacks often served as a deadly trigger during the civil rights era.
Northeastern law professor and students win settlement in civil suit over 1964 killing of black teenagers in Mississippi
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