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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…

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Memphis Students Unite Their Community 100 Years After A Lynching

One hundred years after his brutal lynching, Eli Persons was commemorated at a ceremony attended by 500 community members in Memphis (May 21, 2017) organized by a student-led activist group, Students Uniting Memphis (SUM) to bring awareness to this and other…

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Lynching in America: Confronting the Legacy of Racial Terror

Bryan Stevenson, founder of the Equal Justice Initiative, narrates this powerful video that briefly illustrates the history of lynching of black people in the United States by white terrorists.  Stevenson explains EJI’s project to memorialize the victims of these crimes…

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Planned Memorial to Peace and Justice

Bryan Stevenson’s Equal Justice Initiative is planning a museum-memorial in Montgomery, Alabama to commemorate America’s black lynching victims.

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‘America’s Mandela’ Bryan Stevenson

Civil rights lawyer Bryan Stevenson, on October 14, urged Rider University students to create more justice in the world. As quoted by Cristina Rojas in the Times of Trenton, “Our history is that for decades in this country, we burdened…

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