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.
In a ceremony on Thursday afternoon featuring several moving performances and a conversation with civil rights pioneer Bob Moses, the Northeastern community honored the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act.
Northeastern faculty experts weigh in on Nelson Mandela’s life and legacy.
Public interest attorney Sharon Eubanks said Monday that lawyers will need to forge strong partnerships with advocates and journalists in order to continue advancing equal rights for all in the 21st century.
Sarah Jackson, assistant professor of communication studies, explains why public support for gay marriage has increased and how the social movement movement compares to others in American history.