Samuel Mason Bacon - Part 2 - What Is Justice?
65 years after the death of Samuel Mason Bacon, his family, separated by geography and circumstance, came together to talk about their shared history. Although the perpetrators of Bacon's death have long since passed away, preventing accountability, the family consider how restorative justice measures can accomplish healing and secure the official recognition of Bacon's story. CRRJ arranges a commemorative ceremony, where the Mayor of Fayette presents an official resolution apologizing for Bacon's death. Attendees hear from his eldest daughter, Elizabeth, now 105 years old.
This episode is narrated by Professor Michael Meltsner of Northeastern University School of Law. Writing and production by CRRJ Research Associate Fraser Grier, based on the investigative fieldwork of former CRRJ student Mary Nguyen.