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Three Black Senators Introduce Bill to Make Lynching a Federal Hate Crime

Anne Branigin reports that the three African American Senators “Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Tim Scott (R-S.C.), introduced a bill Friday that would make lynching a federal hate crime.  The bill is similar to one introduced earlier this…

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EJI 2018 History of Racial Injustice Calendar

 At a time when a more informed discussion of our nation’s history of racial inequality is clearly needed, EJI is pleased to announce this year’s calendar, which contains facts and images about our history that are not well known but…

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Lynching in America: Targeting Black Veterans

Fighting for their country in virtually every war in which the United States was involved did not protect African American veterans once they returned home.  The Equal Justice Initiative has produced a history of African American participation in the military…

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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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Lynching in Amerca

The Root announced the unveiling of a new, valuable web resource. “Google and the Equal Justice Initiative launched a website Tuesday [June 13, 2017] that explores the history and legacy of racial terror in the United States, specifically during the…

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