America’s First Memorial to the Victims of Lynching

Kriston Capps’ article in the Atlantic describes Bryan Stevenson’s Equal Justice Initiative’s memorial due to open in 2018, “the first such memorial in the U.S., and, its founders hope, it will show how lynchings of black people were essential to maintaining white power in the Jim Crow South.”  Researchers at EJI have identified 4,384 victims murdered between 1877 to 1950.  For additional information, including an interactive map of lynching sites, click here.

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