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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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Lynching of James Byrd Jr. on June 7, 1998 Remembered

James Byrd’s sisters and the sheriff who investigated recall Byrd’s lynching and aftermath twenty years ago in Jasper, Texas.  Warning: violent details included in the story.  Click here to read the account in the New York Times.

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Three Black Senators Introduce Bill to Make Lynching a Federal Hate Crime

Anne Branigin reports that the three African American Senators “Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Tim Scott (R-S.C.), introduced a bill Friday that would make lynching a federal hate crime.  The bill is similar to one introduced earlier this…

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The Worst Thing We’ve Ever Done Download

On the Media’s Brooke Gladstone talks to the Equal Justice Initiative’s Bryan Stevenson about what inspired him to create The Legacy Museum and memorial and to historian Sir Richard Evans about the denazification process in Germany after World War.  To listen to…

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