Kebede: Civil Wrongs project shares stories of the past still relevant today

By , Special to the Daily Memphian Updated: July 30, 2022 4:00 AM CT | Published: July 30, 2022 4:00 AM CT
Laura Faith Kebede
Special to the Daily Memphian

Laura Faith Kebede

Laura Faith Kebede is a distinguished journalist in residence at the Institute for Public Service Reporting at the University of Memphis. She leads the Institute’s Civil Wrongs project to write about historical cases of racial terror as a corps member for Report for America. You can follow her on Twitter @kebedefaith

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“The cases in our region that we plan to investigate as part of the Civil Wrongs project were often trivialized by journalists at the time. Reporters often took officials’ statements without question while disregarding Black voices that dared to complicate the story.”

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The Institute for Public Service Reporting is based at the University of Memphis and supported financially by U of M, private grants and donations made through the University Foundation. Its work is published by The Daily Memphian through a paid-use agreement. 

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