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The Red Record, named after Ida B Wells' effort to document racially motivated killings at the turn of the 20th century, explores the case files of the Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project at Northeastern University School of Law.

The Red Recor‪d‬ Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project

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The Red Record, named after Ida B Wells' effort to document racially motivated killings at the turn of the 20th century, explores the case files of the Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project at Northeastern University School of Law.

    Samuel Mason Bacon - Part 2 - What Is Justice?

    Samuel Mason Bacon - Part 2 - What Is Justice?

    65 years after the death of Samuel Mason Bacon, his family, separated by geography and circumstance, came together to talk about their shared history. Although the perpetrators of Bacon's death have long since passed away, preventing accountability, the family consider how restorative justice measures can accomplish healing and secure the official recognition of Bacon's story. CRRJ arranges a commemorative ceremony, where the Mayor of Fayette presents an official resolution apologizing for Bacon's death. Attendees hear from his eldest daughter, Elizabeth, now 105 years old.

    This episode is narrated by Professor Michael Meltsner of Northeastern University School of Law. Writing and production by CRRJ Research Associate Fraser Grier, based on the investigative fieldwork of former CRRJ student Mary Nguyen.

    • 22 min
    Samuel Mason Bacon - Part 1 - The Voice Of Firestone

    Samuel Mason Bacon - Part 1 - The Voice Of Firestone

    Seven years before Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama, 61 year old Samuel Mason Bacon was removed from a bus at Fort Gibson, Mississippi by Town Marshall Stanton D. Coleman and taken into police custody. Authorities claimed he was causing a disturbance, but his real transgression was calmly refusing to give up his seat to a white passenger when other free seats were available. That night in Fayette jail, he was shot to death by Coleman. A grand jury refused to indict. Nearly seventy years later, CRRJ's investigation sought to work with Bacon's family and shed light on the truth behind the official narrative.

    This episode is narrated by Professor Michael Meltsner of Northeastern University School of Law. Writing and production by CRRJ Research Associate Fraser Grier, based on the investigative fieldwork of former CRRJ student Mary Nguyen.

    • 23 min

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