LYNCHING MEMORIAL, MUSEUM EXPANDING

Peace And Justice Museum In Montgomery Memorializes Lynching Victims

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – The nation’s first memorial to lynching victims is expanding.

The Equal Justice Initiative on Saturday opened a new welcome center and exhibition space that will add to the existing lynching memorial and museum that documents the history of racial inequality in America.

The pavilion, located in downtown Montgomery, will serve as a hub for visitors to the two the EJI’s National Memorial for Peace and Justice, which documents the era of racial terror lynchings between 1877 and 1950 and the Legacy Museum.

The pavilion will feature additional monuments and exhibits as well as a restaurant. The organization said 650,000 people have visited the memorial and museum since the sites opened in 2018.

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1/18/2020 3:34:16 PM (GMT -6:00)

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