The Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project (CRRJ) at Northeastern University School of Law, Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site, Tuskegee University Archives, The Elmore Bolling Foundation and Alabama NAACP proudly present a conference:

Resurrecting Their Stories: A Community-based Oral History Project

June 9 - 10, 2017 | Tuskegee University

Do you know someone who was killed due to racial violence in the region between 1940 and the 1970s? 

If you or someone you know has stories, letters, photographs or newspaper clippings you’d like to share, we’d love to speak with you. If you’re interested in participating in an oral interview on Saturday, June 10, between 9 am and 5 pm, please contact Dr. Rhonda Jones at CRRJ: 617-373-3495 or r.jones@northeastern.edu; or Victoria Rothbaum at The Elmore Bolling Foundation: 781-820-0082 or rothbaumv@gmail.com.

Program

Friday, June 9, 2017

2:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Welcome Remarks

Sandra Taylor
Park Superintendent, Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site, Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site and Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail, National Park Service 

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

2:30 - 4:00 p.m. 

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

Josephine Bolling McCall
Board President, The Elmore Bolling Foundation

Wesley Edwards
Co-founder, Troup Together

Ernest Ward
co-founder Troup Together

Deborah Tatum
Relative of Austin Callaway (lynch victim, LaGrange, Georgia, 1940)

4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Closing Reception 

Saturday, June 10, 2017

8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

Light Breakfast and Welcome Remarks

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

James Poe, Jr.
Criminal Justice Chair, Alabama State Conference, NAACP 

9:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Scheduled oral interviews and gathering resources

Concurrent Sessions: 

9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Genealogy: Intergenerational Repercussions and Responsibilities

Participants: 

Frazine Taylor
President, Black Heritage Council of Alabama                                         

Evan Lewis
Great-grandson of Lent Shaw (lynch victim, Royston, Georgia, 1936)

Moderator: 

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

10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Museums, Memorialization and the Memory of Violence in Alabama

Participants:

Kiara Boone
Deputy Program Manager, Equal Justice Initiative

Jack Hadley
Founder/President/Curator, Jack Hadley Black History Museum

Ahmad Ward
Vice President of Education and Exhibitions, Birmingham Civil Rights Institute 

Moderator

Kaylie Simon '11
Former Student, Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project, Northeastern University School of Law

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

Collections Management

Participants:

Dana Chandler
University Archivist, Tuskegee University

Howard Robinson
Professor of History and Political Science and University Archivist, Alabama State University

Moderator: 

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

12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Lunch and Keynote Address

Angela Sims
Academic Dean, Robert B. and Kathleen Rogers Associate Professor in Church and Society, and Associate Professor of Ethics and Black Church Studies, Saint Paul School of Theology

1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Bearing Witness: Film and Video 

The Elmore Bolling Story
The Henry “Peg” Gilbert Story
An Outrage
Trouble I’ve Seen

3:00 - 4:00 p.m. 

Researching Racial Violence: Methods, Themes and Teaching

Participants:                         

Catherine Oglesby
Professor of History, Valdosta State University

Chanley Rainey
Professor of Political Science, Mississippi University for Women

Moderator: 

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

4:00 - 4:30 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   

Josephine Bolling McCall
President, The Elmore Bolling Foundation

James Poe, Jr.
Criminal Justice Chair, Alabama State Conference, NAACP 

4:30 - 5:30 p.m. 

Tour, Tuskegee University Archives

Dana Chandler
University Archivist, Tuskegee University

This event is made possible with support from The Carnegie Corporation of New York.