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Was Ahmaud Arbery Lynched and Why Does it Matter?

Margaret Burnham, professor at Northeastern University School of Law and the founder of the Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project, explains how the killing of “Ahmaud Arbery on February 23 by Gregory and Travis McMichael constituted a lynching, in law,…

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Constituting Justice: Ida B. Wells’s Anti-Lynching Campaign, September 12, 2018

On Wednesday, September 12, 2018, at 4:30 pm in the Arthur Lewis Auditorium, Robertson Hall, Desmond Jagmohan will present the Constitution Day Lecture, “Constituting Justice: Ida B. Wells’s Anti-Lynching Campaign.”  Desmond Jagmohan is an assistant professor in the Department of…

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The Economics of Lynching in Memphis

Fifty years after Martin Luther King’s assassination in Memphis, Martha Park gives examples of lynchings of African Americans in that city at the end of the nineteenth century, illustrating how “[b]eing too rich or too poor could have fatal consequences…

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