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A Tribute to the Dream A Tribute to the Dream

On Friday, January 25, the Northeastern community gathered to pay homage to the life and values of Dr. King through the power of film, music and conversation. The event featured the premier of Murder in Mobile, an inspiring short documentary which highlights NUSL's Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Clinic (CRRJ). The film tells the story of how Chelsea Schmitz '13 unearthed the case of Rayfield Davis, a black man who was murdered in 1948 in Mobile, Alabama, by a white man who was never prosecuted.

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Professor Margaret Burnham, Director of the Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Clinic (CRRJ)
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Professor Margaret Burnham, director of CRRJ, and Roderick L. Ireland, former chief justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court
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Danielle Ponder '11 set the tone for the premiere with her band, The Tomorrow People.
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Professor Margaret Burnham, director of CRRJ, and Roderick L. Ireland, former chief justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.
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The event was attended by Rayfield Davis’ descendants, including Nichole Ulmer, a central figure in the documentary.
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Chelsea Schmitz '13 and Professor Margaret Burnham with Benjamin Bertsch and Adam Fischer, creative directors of Northeastern Films.
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