John Mitchell Jr Program for History Justice and Race

  • January 5, 2022

    George Mason University scholars have teamed up to create an online exhibit highlighting and acknowledging the hidden history of enslaved naturalists.

  • May 13, 2021

    The COVID-19 pandemic has made it so most museums are closed, but students and researchers at George Mason University’s John Mitchell, Jr. Program (JMJP) are working hard to create a digital one that sheds light on civil rights pioneers with largely untold stories.

    Thanks to an $8,000 grant from Virginia Humanities, the team is building a digital exhibit on the life of anti-lynching advocate John Mitchell, Jr., and his colleagues Frederick Douglass and Ida B. Wells. The grant is part of $181,500 in funding awarded to 25 nonprofits.

  • Mon, 04/26/2021 - 15:13

    Retired Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman discusses ethical dilemmas in pulic service

  • December 11, 2020

    Of the more than 4,000 lynchings of Black Americans that took place in the United States between 1865 and 1950, at least 43 cases occurred in Maryland.
    George Mason University’s John Mitchell Jr. Program (JMJP), housed within the Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution, has been helping research several of these cases since 2019 to support the Maryland Lynching Truth and Reconciliation Commission. In October, they received news that they will be taking their research to the next level, thanks to a $300,000 Department of Justice grant they helped secure for the commission.

  • September 4, 2020

    What does social justice look like during a pandemic and a time of racial turmoil?
    George Mason University’s John Mitchell Jr. Program for History, Justice and Race (JMJP) has been busy answering that question.