BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD) ––– The new Un(re)solved Project exhibit at Southern University’s Law Center aims to shed light on more than 150 civil rights era cold cases.
Through a partnership between the Southern University Law Center’s Louis A. Berry Institute for Civil Rights and Justice in collaboration with PBS FRONTLINE, the exhibit features one of the panels from the original exhibition in New York.
It’s a completely interactive experience, using your smartphone, you scan QR codes to uncover interviews, case files, and more.
When the Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crime Act passed in 2008, it opened the door for cold cases of suspected violent crimes committed against African Americans before 1970 to be reopened.
“This installation provides the SULC community at-large a phenomenal opportunity to interact with all these all-important civil rights era cases. It’s a tangible experience that leaves a lasting impression on those who visit and interact with the installation. It is my hope that visitors feel compelled to say their names, tell their stories and continue to seek justice,” says Ada Goodly-Lampkin, Director of the Louis A. Berry Institute for Civil Rights & Justice.
Ahead of the exhibit, you can download the app here:
The exhibit is free and open to the public from April 11 to June 2. It’s located in the Ruth J. Hill Peters Civil Rights room of the Southern University Law Center Library.
Visiting Hours for School Tours
Monday – Friday 8:00 am–5:00 pm
Visiting Hours for the General Public
Monday – Friday 8:00 am–7:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am–5:00 pm
Sunday 2:00 pm–6:00 pm
For more information on the Un(re)solved exhibit, visit the website here.