An Apology for a Lynching in Georgia

Through the Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project, Margaret Burnham has shined new light on old wrongs, and in doing so is helping many heal.

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Chosen as a 2016 Andrew Carnegie Fellow, Margaret Burnham is an expert on civil and human rights, comparative constitutional rights, and international criminal law. She is the founder of the Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project, which is making great strides in addressing old and painful civil rights abuses.

“It became clear that something needed to be done to recognize that some things we did in the past are a burden still carried by officers today.” —Chief Dekmar

Nearly Eight Decades Later, an Apology for a Lynching in Georgia