01.15.21 — WCVB's Chronicle will air “The Lynching of Henry ‘Peg’ Gilbert" on Channel 5 this Friday, January 22, 2020 at 7:30pm on Channel 5. This documentary, released in October 2020, is a production of the Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project (CRRJ), ABC 7 Chicago and the Northeastern University School of Journalism.

The film tells the story of Henry Gilbert, who was murdered in police custody in 1947. In 2016, two CRRJ law students, Tara Dunn '17 and Ariel Kong NUSL ‘17, unearthed Gilbert’s story. Their investigation led to an official apology from public officials in Harris County, Georgia. Students from the School of Journalism partnered with Dunn and Kong to produce the film.

On October 15, 2020, ABC 7 Chicago published an article about the events depicted in the film, featuring an interview with Gilbert’s granddaughter, Sheila Moss.

About the Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project

The Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project (CRRJ) at Northeastern University School of Law is a mission-driven program of interdisciplinary teaching, research and policy analysis.  We work at the crossroads of race, history, and criminal justice. Established in 2007 and offering courses, fellowships, and an archive of cases, the program is the preeminent academic center for the study of mid-twentieth century racial violence. Our original investigations, transformative pedagogies and top-level scholarship facilitate local and national initiatives to uncover an accurate history of racial terror and reconcile the ongoing damage.

For more information, visit crrj.org.

About Northeastern University School of Law

The nation’s leader in experiential legal education since 1968, Northeastern University School of Law offers the longest-running, most extensive experience-based legal education program in the country and is a national leader in legal education reform. Founded with cooperative legal education as the cornerstone of its program, Northeastern guarantees its students unparalleled practical legal work experiences. All students participate in full-time legal placements, and can choose from the more than 1,500 employers worldwide participating in the school’s signature Cooperative Legal Education Program. The future of legal education since 1968, Northeastern University School of Law blends theory and practice, providing students with a unique set of skills and experience to successfully practice law.

For more information, contact d.feldman@northeastern.edu.