EJI’s calendar is a full-color wall calendar that includes hundreds of historical entries and twelve short essays highlighting historical events and issues in our nation’s racial history. The EJI calendar contains valuable information about the Native American genocide, the enslavement of black people, the collapse of Reconstruction, convict leasing, economic exploitation of emancipated African Americans and immigrants, Jim Crow and segregation, bias against Asian immigrants, racial terrorism and lynching, legal strategies to maintain racial hierarchy, the civil rights movement, police violence, mass incarceration, the plight of undocumented people, racial bias in schools and the workplace, and a range of other topics.
We published the first calendar in 2013 as part of a series of reports and educational materials that explore the legacy of racial bias in the United States and its continuing impact on contemporary policies and practices. Many of today’s issues have been shaped by America’s racial history – the history of racial injustice in particular. The legacy of slavery, racial terror, and legally supported abuse of racial minorities is not well understood. EJI believes that a deeper understanding about our nation’s history of racial injustice is important to addressing contemporary questions of social justice and equality.
Each year, we add more content and new essays to make the calendar a helpful tool for learning more about racial history. Expanded content from A History of Racial Injustice is available in our online timeline.
The 2018 History of Racial Injustice Calendar is now available for purchase online. Please click here to order.