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The Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project (CRRJ) conducts research and supports policy initiatives on anti-civil rights violence in the United States and other miscarriages of justice of that period. CRRJ serves as a resource for scholars, policymakers, and organizers involved in various initiatives seeking justice for crimes of the civil rights era.

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Feature Video: “The Trouble I’ve Seen”

The Trouble I’ve Seen” follows the investigations of three harrowing civil rights cold cases. Founded by Professor Margaret Burnham, CRRJ takes on cases that both horrify us and beg us to correct the record, to search for reconciliation and remediation for families and communities that even decades later shudder in the shadows of bigotry and injustice. “The Trouble I’ve Seen” is narrated by Julian Bond, former chairman of the NAACP.

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“The Trouble I’ve Seen”

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Featured Report: Servicemen Slain on Atlanta Streetcars

CRRJ’s soon-to-be-released report, “Servicemen Slain on Streetcars by Motormen with Guns,” tells the stories of Madison Harris and Walter Lee Johnson, two WWII veterans who survived the war, but not the public transportation system in post-war Atlanta, Georgia.

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