Pvt. Felix Hall, a 19-year-old African American from Millbrook, Alabama, was lynched in the woods of Fort Benning, Georgia, in 1941. More than 70 years later, Alexa Mills dug into the case as part of her course work in the School of Journalism’s Media Innovation program and then wrote a front-page feature on her findings for The Washington Post.
Northeastern University Chief of Police Michael Davis has been a part of a range of efforts and initiatives at the national level examining law enforcement practices, particularly those involving race and policing.
Police in Louisiana shot and killed Alton Sterling on Tuesday. A day later, police in Minnesota fatally shot Philando Castile. Both men were black. And both shootings were captured in grisly videos by bystanders—videos that quickly circulated on social media. Here, law professor Jessica Silbey talks about the role technology now plays in influencing the conversation about race and policing, and the constitutional right of citizens to record law enforcement in public.
Jack Grinold, Northeastern’s legendary sports information director, says watching the heavyweight champ’s training sessions at Matthews Arena in 1964 “were some of the most delightful afternoons I’ve ever spent.” In 1994, Ali received an honorary doctorate of public service from Northeastern. The transformational sports figure died on Friday. Here, members of the Northeastern community reflect on Ali’s life and legacy.
Max Abrahms says the Charleston massacre is an act of terrorism. Here, the terrorism theorist and Northeastern assistant professor of political science, explains why, and discusses the distinction between hate crimes and terrorism.
Jack McDevitt, director of Northeastern’s Institute for Race and Justice, examines the events unfolding in Ferguson, Missouri, and some of the university’s research efforts around law enforcement and social justice.
Northeastern student Michael Ravert, CIS’16, took part in an experiment on Friday to see if it’s possible for the average person to outrun a Green Line trolley. Did he succeed?
Assistant professor of communication studies Sarah Jackson’s new book examines how the mainstream and black press have covered controversial political dissent by African-American celebrities. Her inspiration came from an unlikely source: Kanye West.
Northeastern students, faculty, and staff discussed some contemporary challenges and solutions to increasing campus diversity in a cross-cultural roundtable on Tuesday afternoon at the Cabral Center.
Obama’s presidency has polarized the public’s views on race, say Northeastern professors Amílcar Barreto and Richard D. O’Bryant, whose new book explores this issue from a range of perspectives.
Hip-hop in American culture and its connections with Barack Obama’s presidency set the stage for a thought-provoking panel discussion with experts in race, music, gender studies, pop culture, and politics.
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.