Lynching Memorial

New Marker to Memorialize 2 Lynching Victims in Alabama

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – An Alabama memorial is being dedicated to two black men who were killed in what are described as racist lynchings near Birmingham in the 1890s. The Jefferson County Memorial Project says it will dedicate a marker to Tom Redmond and Jake McKenzie at Sloss Furnaces on Monday night. An announcement says both men worked at mines…

Journalists from India Visit Montgomery to Learn About Civil Rights

U.S. State Department visits started in 2007

Ten journalists from India are visiting Montgomery….and they had an opportunity to meet with Jeannie Graetz, who along with her pastor husband were in the center  of the Montgomery bus boycott. Rev. Graetz’s health did not allow him to be present. But Mrs. Graetz spoke with the journalists and answered questions, and held up a photo of both of them…

What You Need to Know About Lynching Memorial Opening Events in Montgomery

The opening of the Equal Justice Initiative’s Legacy Museum and National Memorial for Peace and Justice is Wednesday, Thursday and Friday in Montgomery.  There will also be a concert on Friday night at the Riverwalk Amphitheatre featuring some of the biggest names in music including The Roots, John Legend, Usher, Common and the Dave Mathews Band. Because of so much…

Memorial Dedicated To Lynching Victims Opening Soon In Montgomery

The National Memorial for Peace and Justice will become the nation’s first memorial of its kind, and it’s garnering national attention. The memorial is dedicated to thousands of African-American men, women and children lynched over a 70-year period following the civil war. The entire site is 6 acres and includes a memorial square with 800 six-foot monuments to symbolize thousands…

60 Minutes Lynching Memorial Story Now Online

Memorial + Museum open on April 26th

Watch the CBS 60 Minutes segment about the soon to open Lynching Memorial HERE.   The memorial opens on April 26th.  More information HERE. And tomorrow—Monday morning at 8:00 AM—on CBS This Morning, watch a story about the companion museum being constructed inside the Equal Justice Initiative headquarters building in Downtown Montgomery. Categories: Montgomery, Statewide Tags: concert, Equal Justice Initiative,…

CBS 8 Viewers Get First Look at Lynching Memorial in Montgomery

60 Minutes Exclusive airs this Sunday

  Alabama News Network anchor Darryl Hood got the chance to sit down for an Exclusive one-on-one interview with Oprah Winfrey when she visited Montgomery to do a story on the new lynching memorial for the CBS Newsmagazine “60 Minutes”. The memorial will be dedicated later this month to the thousands of victims of lynchings that took place over a…

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…

Opening Date Set for National Memorial for Peace and Justice

We now know the opening date for the highly anticipated National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery.  The Equal Justice Initiative tells Alabama News Network the memorial will open April 26th of next year. Just blocks away from Five Points and Cottage Hill the National Memorial for Peace and Justice is starting to take shape.  The memorial will acknowledge…

Construction of National Lynching Memorial Underway

It’s been almost a year since the Equal Justice Initiative announced plans to build the nation’s first lynching memorial. Ground has been broken and construction is finally underway, on the The Memorial to Peace and Justice in Montgomery. Tim Whetstone lives less than a block away from the site and calls the monument long overdue; but he’s glad that it…

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…