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Biden nominates civil rights legend Margaret Burnham for federal Civil Rights cold case review board

Portrait of Margaret Burnham

President Joe Biden has nominated Northeastern law scholar and renowned civil rights lawyer Margaret Burnham to serve on a new board that will make it easier to access the records of unsolved murders of Black Americans during the Civil Rights era—and possibly solve some of the lingering crimes.

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