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Visiting the Museum and Memorial
An unforgettable true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to end mass incarceration in America — from one of the most inspiring lawyers of our time.
Yevette McCall is chairing the Planning Committee for an Enrichment Trip in coordination with the local NAACP Youth Chapter to visit The Legacy Museum and the National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Alabama. The Committee is in formation and more details will be posted as developed. To support or join this committee, please email.
Located on the site of a former warehouse where Black people were enslaved in Montgomery, Alabama, this narrative museum uses interactive media, sculpture, videography, and exhibits to immerse visitors in the sights and sounds of the domestic slave trade, racial terrorism, the Jim Crow South, and the world’s largest prison system. Compelling visuals and data-rich exhibits provide a one-of-a-kind opportunity to investigate America's history of racial injustice and its legacy — to draw dynamic connections across generations of Americans impacted by the tragic history of racial inequality.
Documented Number of Lynchings by County in the United States
To learn how many lynchings have been documented in each county across the United States, please visit EJI's interactive map and click on your state, then county:
More than 4400 African American men, women, and children were hanged, burned alive, shot, drowned, and beaten to death by white mobs between 1877 and 1950. Millions more fled the South as refugees from racial terrorism, profoundly impacting the entire nation. Until now, there has been no national memorial acknowledging the victims of racial terror lynchings. On a six-acre site atop a rise overlooking Montgomery, the national lynching memorial is a sacred space for truth-telling and reflection about racial terror in America and its legacy.
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The Legacy Museum: From Enslavement to Mass Incarceration is an engine for education about the legacy of racial inequality and for the truth and reconciliation that leads to real solutions to contemporary problems.