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August 24, 2018
What’s Really Happening With the National Prison Strike?
Action is limited so far, but organizers are cheering the media attention.
April 30, 2018
Rewriting the Story of Civil Rights
A Marshall Project journey to Montgomery, Alabama.
March 8, 2017
A Critical Civil Rights Tool Is on the Chopping Block
A pending vote on class actions could determine the future of civil rights cases.
Jenn Rolnick Borchetta
January 3, 2017
Getting Away With Murder
Researching lynching cold cases, law students restore history.
April 5, 2016
Can the Troubled Cleveland Police Handle a Volatile Republican Convention?
Operating under federal oversight, officers will be scrutinized for how they use force.
February 26, 2016
Trayvon Martin Was Killed Four Years Ago Today
To commemorate the anniversary of his death, we rounded up some of the best reporting and commentaries on that night in Florida, George Zimmerman’s trial and what came next.
January 15, 2016
Martin Luther King, Thurgood Marshall and the Way to Justice
Two towering lives in a prequel to Black Lives Matter.
December 3, 2015
Black Lives Matter Protesters are “Tired,” “Hopeful,” “Ready”
Minneapolis sit-in for Jamar Clark stretches through a third week.
February 27, 2015
The Killing of Jimmie Lee Jackson
How a post-Civil War massacre impacted racial justice in America.
January 15, 2015
A new book faults Ted Kennedy, Joe Biden and the NAACP for our prison state.