Cool Course: Investigating Injustice

March 08, 2024

Adding to the tragedy is the fact that the stories of these victims have remained largely unknown. Swarns is working to correct the record with “Lynchings in the North,” which shines a light on the lives of the victims of racial violence and examines how communities in the North and mid-Atlantic are grappling with this history today. As part of this effort, undergraduates in her “Investigating Injustice” course and graduate students in her “Reporting on Racial Justice” course write obituaries of the victims of racial killings as a way to rebut the biased media coverage of the past and give Americans a broader understanding of who the deceased were as people.

Adding to the tragedy is the fact that the stories of these victims have remained largely unknown.

Swarns is working to correct the record with “Lynchings in the North,” which shines a light on the lives of the victims of racial violence and examines how communities in the North and mid-Atlantic are grappling with this history today.

As part of this effort, undergraduates in her “Investigating Injustice” course and graduate students in her “Reporting on Racial Justice” course write obituaries of the victims of racial killings as a way to rebut the  biased media coverage of the past and give Americans a broader understanding of who the deceased were as people.

The source of this news is from New York University

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