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Music Stars Coming to Montgomery for Opening of Civil Rights Memorial

Photo: Equal Justice Initiative The Equal Justice Initiative has announced that several music stars will be coming to Montgomery to perform as part of the celebration of the opening of the National Memorial for Peace and Justice and the Legacy Museum next month. The Concert for Peace and Justice will be on Friday, April 27 at 7:30 p.m. at Riverwalk Amphitheater…

Alabama is Last State Standing

Only state that lets judge overrule jurors in death penalty decisions.

Alabama is now the last state that still allows judges to reject a jury’s recommendation of  life in prison without parole and instead sentence an inmate to be executed. The only other state allowing that was Delaware, and the U.S. Supreme Court rejected that law in August: CBS and AP reported: “The court also said the law is unconstitutional because…

What Others are Saying.

The Lynching Memorial in Esquire Magazine.

As Alabama News Network reported last week, The Montgomery-based  Equal Justice Initiative is going to build a $20-Million memorial to the hundreds of people lynched by mobs in The South.   National media outlets are writing about the planned six-acre memorial in downtown Montgomery near the Federal Courthouse. Esquire Magazine has an online article this morning: “This country has needed…