Opening April 26, 2018: The Legacy Museum and The National Memorial for Peace and Justice
Equal Justice Initiative
November 13, 2017

On April 26, 2018, EJI will unveil two new national institutions designed to deepen and amplify the national conversation about racial justice.
The Legacy Museum tells the little-known true story of slavery in America and its legacy.  Located on the site of a former warehouse where black people were enslaved, this narrative museum uses interactive media, sculpture, film, 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.  
A short walk from the museum, the national memorial for victims of racial terror lynchings is a six-acre park atop a rise overlooking Montgomery.  A sacred space for truth-telling and reflection on racial terrorism in America, the memorial acknowledges more than 4000 racial terror lynchings across the country.

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