The National Memorial for Peace and Justice.
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 Alabama, the national lynching memorial is a sacred space for truth-telling and reflection about racial terror in America and its legacy.
Deep thanks for the EJI for allowing me to photograph the Memorial. All caption information was borrowed from the EJI site and is copyright the Equal Justice Initiative.