Memorial for the Thousands of Black Lynching Victims in America Opens Next Year in Montgomery

Finally, the U.S. will have a memorial to lynching, the dreaded, horrific and quintessentially American institution rooted in racial violence and terrorism.  The Equal Justice Initiative, the Montgomery, Alabama-based legal rights organization, will unveil the project today.  As The New York Times reported, the memorial to the thousands of lynchings that took place in the U.S. will rest on six acres in the first capital of the Confederacy, on land that was once public housing.

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