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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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The College of New Jersey Renames Hall

The College of New Jersey’s Board of Trustees adopted  a recommendation by TCNJ President R. Barbara Gitenstein to rename Paul Loser Hall. Effective immediately, the building that houses the college’s Office of Admissions and School of Nursing, Health, and Exercise…

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A Racism Harder than Stone

Longtime New Orleans’ resident and author, Michael Tisserand, supports Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s order to remove four prominent monuments portraying Confederate officials and generals ” as well as an obelisk celebrating the white militia that in 1874 rioted against integrated police…

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Why Slaves’ Graves Matter By Sandra A. Arnold

Arnold, who created the National Burial Database of Enslaved Americans, stresses that the importance of preserving the burial sites of enslaved Americans is not only because “[t}heir overlooked lives are an inextricable part of the historical narrative of our country”…

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