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CCJI to Hold Emmett Till Reauthorization Act Briefing on Capitol Hill

Posted on Thursday 8/25/2016

The Cold Case Justice Initiative (CCJI) will host a briefing on the Emmett Till Reauthorization Act at the Capitol Visitor’s Center, First St NE, Room HVC-215, Washington, D.C., on September 12 from 4:30 P.M. to 7 P.M.

Paula Johnson and Janis McDonald, Professors of Law and Co-directors of CCJI, will participate in this event that brings together the Coalition for Emmett Till Reauthorization Act, members of the House of Representatives and investigative journalists who believe it is necessary to pass the Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crimes Reauthorization Act of 2016. The passage of the Bill will support the efforts of families and advocates who seek justice for racially-motivated killings of loved ones during the Civil Rights Era and beyond.

The event is being held in conjunction with the Coalition for Emmett Till Reauthorization Act: The Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project, Northeaster University School of Law, Cold Case Justice Initiative, Syracuse University, Emmett Till Justice Campaign, Emmett Till Legacy Foundation, Georgia Civil Rights Cold Cases Project at Emory University, Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, Mamie Till Mobley Memorial Foundation, NAACP, NAACP Legal Defense Fund, National Urban League, Southern Poverty Law Center, and Deborah Watts, Till Family and Co- Founder Emmett Till Legacy Foundation.

An interdisciplinary project that engages Syracuse University College of Law faculty and students, the Cold Case Justice Initiative seeks justice for racially motivated murders during the Civil Rights era on behalf of the victims, their families, local communities, and society at large. 

The event is free, but preregistration is recommended.