Elaine Truth-Seeking Commission

On February 5, 2019, Professor Burnham served as a commissioner at the Elaine Massacre of 1919 Remembrance event at the Elaine Legacy Center in Arkansas. Professor Burnham joined victims’ descendants, community residents, and conferees from across the country. The event opened a space for family members to share what happened to their ancestors during the […]

CRRJ attends Stellenbosch Conference in South Africa

In December 2018, CRRJ participated in the five-day international conference Recognition, Reparation, Reconciliation: The Light and Shadow of Historical Trauma at Stellenbosch University in South Africa. “The conference aims to deepen understanding of the transgenerational repercussions of traumatic pasts in a range of cultural contexts, to explore how different disciplines represent this transgenerational phenomenon, and […]

National CRRJ Conference in New Orleans- Past Harms, Present Remedies

On October 20, 2018 CRRJ sponsored the conference Past Harms, Present Remedies: Law Enforcement and Families Affected by Police Violence in Conversation at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law. Designed to consider how to include historical justice in conversations about current policing, the conference was the first of its kind in the country. The […]

Resurrecting Their Stories – Selma

On March 3, 2018, the Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project hosted its third event in the three-part symposium “Resurrecting Their Stories” in Selma, Alabama. Held at the Selma Center for Nonviolence, Truth and Reconciliation, CRRJ co-hosted alongside The Elmore Bolling Foundation and the Alabama Chapter of the NAACP. The focus of this event was […]

Digital Red Records

On January 26, 2018, the Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project hosted “Digital Red Records”, a workshop on digital collections covering historical racial violence in the United States.  Held at Northeastern University School of Law, the workshop brought together four initiatives, the CRRJ Burnham-Nobles Archive, Mapping Violence, The Racial Violence Archive and the Bailey-Washington-Beck Database, […]