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The Burnham-Nobles Archive is a digital resource dedicated to identifying, classifying, and providing factual information and documentation about anti-Black killings in the mid-twentieth century South. The Archive contains documents and materials of individual cases of anti-Black lethal violence in eleven former Confederate states for the years 1930-1954. Included in the Archive are the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. Published by the Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project at Northeastern University School of Law and housed and maintained by the Digital Scholarship Group at the Northeastern Library, the Archive is built on open-source architecture, offering users of all kinds the opportunity to learn about how violence affected people’s lives, defined legal rights, and shaped politics during the Jim Crow era.

For more information about the CRRJ, please visit the main CRRJ site at crrj.org.