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News Coverage

New Emmett Till bill would open files

The Pain Of Police Killings Can Last Decades

Civil Rights Activists Seek Justice for Racial Violence in the Name of Emmett Till

McCaskill pushes for renewal of Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crime Act

Cold case justice: Inside the hunt for civil rights era killers

It’s time to admit police have a history of connections with the KKK

(Video) Police Brutality Isn't a New Problem. It's the Same Old Problem

Headline can read: CCJI featured in Time article that examines the nearing expiration of the Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crime Act

Clip on race-related police killings from Channel One Russian TV

UN panel to consider US 'failure' to clear up racial murders of civil rights era

Beaten, drowned, burned alive: how US justice failed Emmett Till and Frank Morris

Families' wounds stay open as decades-old racist killings are left unsolved

CCJI Geneva trip covered by Al Jazeera News

Backers seek expansion of civil rights death law

Stories from the Kids of Birmingham 1963

NPR story featuring Paula Johnson (May 18, 2013)



CNY Central

Daily Orange

SU law professors, students revisit cold cases from civil rights era in Five Cities Project

Paula Johnson being interviewed as an expert

Brooks Holds Re-Enactment

9th annual Moore's Ford Bridge Lynching reenactment takes place on Saturday


When Cold Cases Stay Cold

The CCJI was consulted heavily for background on this story

Roman Ducksworth Family Claims Department Of Justice Overlooked Evidence In 1962 Killing

When Lawyers and Journalists Share Common Cause

Feds Vow to Solve Frank Morris Murder

Investigation Sheds Light on Morris Case (Editorial)

Grand Jury Convenes To Investigate 1964 Cold Case – This NPR report doesn’t mention CCJI, but does provide more in depth discussion of the grand jury process re the Morris case.

Also, the Daily Orange did a nice feature on CCJI and focused on the students’ involvement:

"Scant Progress in Effort on Old Racial Killings"
The New York Times
Aug. 24, 2010

64th Anniversary Commemoration and 6th Reenactment of the Lynchings at the Moore's Ford Bridge, Monroe, Georgia 

CCJI Applauds Settlement Reached in Civil Lawsuit brought by Surviving Family Members of Charles Edward Moore and Henry Hezekiah Dee, Who Were Killed by Klan Members in May 1964, in Mississippi.

CCJI Statement on Settlement Reached in Dee and Moore vs. Franklin County Civil Lawsuit
Professor Burnham's interview with Michele Norris of National Public Radio 

46th Annual Mississippi Civil Rights Martyrs Memorial Service and Conference and Caravan for Justice, June 19-20. For more information click here.

Families that lost loved ones to Civil Rights Era murders gather in one location for the first time in Atlanta in April 2010:

"Families of Civil Rights Era murder victims come together for SU Cold Case Justice Initiative event in Atlanta"
SU News Services
April 25, 2010

"Never Too Late for Justice"
April 26, 2010

"Fear Lingers in Civil Rights Era Deaths"
FOX 5/Atlanta
April 24, 2010

"Fear lingers for some years after civil rights era"
The Seattle Times
April 24, 2010

"Relatives of victims of civil rights era violence meet in Atlanta"
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
April 23, 2010

"Families of those slain during civil rights movement meet in Atlanta"
The Anniston Star
April 24, 2010

"Civil 'Cold Cases' Focus of Atlanta Forum"
WABE Radio broadcast
April 26, 2010

NBC Atlanta news video

CBS Atlanta news video

FBI Plans to Close Cold Cases:

"Civil rights-era killings yield secrets to FBI probe"
The Washington Post
February 28, 2010

CCJI Directors' Letter to Editor
Washington Post
March 10, 2010

“FBI shuts down Civil Rights Era Investigations”
The Root
March 10, 2010

CCJI press release on 5th Circuit Reversal Conviction of James Seale

Miscellaneous News Coverage:

letter from selma

Concordia Sentinal updates

Cold Case Justice
Syracuse University Magazine
Fall 2008

Justice Deserved
New Orleans Times Picayune
November 3, 2007

Edgar Ray Killen Says God Will Get You
March 1,  2010

New clues sought in 'diabolical' 1964 slaying
July 17,  2008