Trotter Collaborative

Mrs. Callie House

Petition for Posthumous Pardon of Callie House

Dear Mr. President: In 1916 Callie Guy House was convicted and sentenced to a prison term for obtaining money by “false and fraudulent pretenses”—a sentence not supported by one scintilla of evidence. Callie House had been targeted and harassed by federal officials for years because of her legitimate political activities encouraging the formerly enslaved to …

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Exonerating a History and a Heroine, Press Conference Announcing a Presidential Posthumous Pardon Petition on Behalf of Mrs. Callie House. Held on Wednesday, September 21st, 2022, 1pm, at Harvard Kennedy School.

Exonerating a History and a Heroine – Presidential Posthumous Pardon Petition on Behalf of Mrs. Callie House

The William Monroe Trotter Collaborative for Social Justice at Harvard Kennedy School, the Criminal Justice Institute at Harvard Law School, the National Congress of Black Women Inc., and the National Association of Colored Women’s Clubs Inc. will host a joint press conference on Wednesday, September 21, 2022, to announce a presidential posthumous pardon petition on …

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Press release photo for The People V. The Klan, a CNN original documentary series. Image shows a black woman wiping off tears with a white handkerchief, and the title includes the words "They took her son, she took them down".

The People v. The Klan – An Educational Resource Guide Intended To Shed Light On The Events Portrayed In The 2021 CNN Documentary

Since the end of Reconstruction, following the end of the Civil War, white resistance to democracy and African American freedom resulted in lynchings. This period of white supremacist violence largely took place in the American south as a form of domestic terrorism. From 1882-1968, 4,743 lynchings occurred in the United States. 3,446 of those who …

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Sign for State of New Jersey, Department of Corrections, Edna Mahan Correctional Facility.

From Cycles of Harm to Cycles of Opportunity: Justice for Edna Mahan Correctional Facility and the State of New Jersey

After decades of sexual abuse inflicted upon women incarcerated at Edna Mahan Correctional Facility (EMCF), New Jersey’s sole state prison for women, the Governor’s decision to close the facility presents an opportunity for the state to reimagine justice and change the narrative around incarceration from cycles of harm to cycles of opportunity. Through interviews with …

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Red sign is held up from a crowd, and it read Black Lives Matter.

William Monroe Trotter Collaborative for Social Justice Statement on the Buffalo, New York Shooting

The William Monroe Trotter Collaborative for Social Justice as a think and do tank at the Harvard Kennedy School has worked tirelessly to address racial injustice through teaching, research, and community engagement. As a collaborative inspired by the legacy of William Monroe Trotter–who bravely fought against the propagation of racist ideologies by preventing the production …

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A black woman at a protest holds up two signs that say "Economic Justice" and "Reparations Now". Two black men stand on either side of her.

Historical Context and an Urgent Call-to-Action for African American Reparations

A Conversation with Cornell William Brooks Cornell William Brooks is the Hauser Professor of the Practice of Nonprofit Organizations and Professor of the Practice of Public Leadership and Social Justice at the Harvard Kennedy School and Visiting Professor of the Practice of Prophetic Religion and Public Leadership at Harvard Divinity School.  As well as teaching at Harvard, …

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