The National Memorial for Peace and Justice

Description: 

800, six foot corten steel monuments to symbolize thousands of lynching victims, one for each county in the US that a lynching took place in. Also includes statues of slaves in chains

LocationMem: 
Montgomery, Alabama
Institution: 
Equal Justice Initiative
Official/Unofficial: 
Unofficial
Group Acknowledged: 
African Americans
Historical Subject: 

Represents the thousands of lynching that occurred and the trauma and effects this had on the African American population. Over  4400 lynchings between 1877 and 1950. Caused mass migration of African Americans form the south to up north. 

Physical Aspects: 

Text and monuments that provide a narrative, a six acre site, a monument of slaves tied with chains around their necks in agony as one slave is being pulled with a baby still in her arms, and a memorial for those who endured the Montgomery bus boycott

 
Date of Dedication: 
April 26th, 2016
Place Location: 
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