Racial Reckoning: Prosecuting America's Civil Rights Murders

By Renee C. Romano, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Mass., $35

, New York Law Journal


Over the past 25 years, prosecutors have re-investigated approximately 100 murders that occurred during the 1950s and 1960s struggle to challenge "the racial order" of the South. Thirteen cases eventually produced convictions of 23 men. Professor Renee Romano of Oberlin College has written a perceptive book that analyzes the prosecutions and the phenomenon they created. More importantly, she raises hard questions about the premise that America is now a "color blind" society that has fully reckoned with its history of racial violence.

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