Professor of the Practice Marty Blatt served as a commentator at the Grand Rounds final presentations for the Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project (CRRJ) clinic on August 13 at the Northeastern Law School. Other panelists included CSSH Dean Uta Poiger, MIT Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences Melissa Nobles, Professor Kristin Madison of the Law School, and Chair of the Board of the National Trust for Historic Preservation Marito Rivero.
CRRJ, founded by Law School Professor Margaret Burnham and Melissa Nobles, investigates racial homicides to study and redress the systematic failures of the criminal justice system of the mid-twentieth century. The panel commented on presentations by five law students. Three of the cases dealt with lynchings.
CRRJ Director Burnham and Law School Professor and Associate Director Rose Zoltek-Jick would like to work with the Public History Program moving forward. Increasingly they are receiving requests for assistance in commemorating the history that they are uncovering.