Monday, 30 April 2018

The National Memorial for Peace and Justice

quote [ The National Memorial for Peace and Justice is the nation’s first memorial dedicated to the legacy of enslaved black people, people terrorized by lynching...

The memorial structure on the center of the site is constructed of over 800 corten steel monuments, one for each county in the United States where a racial terror lynching took place. The names of the lynching victims are engraved on the columns... In the six-acre park surrounding the memorial is a field of identical monuments, waiting to be claimed and installed in the counties they represent. Over time, the national memorial will serve as a report on which parts of the country have confronted the truth of this terror and which have not. ]

Now open. This is forcing a look at some seriously harsh history.

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[by HoZay@6:40amGMT]

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Hugh E. said @ 4:24pm GMT on 30th Apr [Score:1 Insightful]
The Guardian article makes me think Alabama should move their Confederate statues to The National Memorial for Peace and Justice. It would bring people to a common space and be a conversation starter.

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