National Memorial For Peace And Justice Examines U.S. History Of Lynchings
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New Southern memorial and museums confront racism

National Memorial For Peace And Justice Examines U.S. History Of Lynchings

Ed Sykes, 77, visits the National Memorial For Peace and Justice on April 26, 2018, in Montgomery, Ala. Sykes, who lives in San Francisco and has family in Mississippi, was distraught when he discovered his last name in the memorial, three months after finding it on separate memorial in Clay County, Miss. “This is the second time I’ve seen the name Sykes as a hanging victim. What can I say?”

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Southern museums confront racism

The Legacy Museum: From Enslavement to Mass Incarceration, opened to the public on April 26, 2018, in Montgomery, Ala. The 11,000-square-foot museum is built on the site of a former warehouse where enslaved black people were imprisoned, and is located midway between a historic slave market and the main river dock and train station where tens of thousands of enslaved people were trafficked during the height of the domestic slave trade.

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Southern museums confront racism

A look inside the Legacy Museum in Montgomery, Ala.

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Southern museums confront racism

A look inside the Legacy Museum in Montgomery, Ala.

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Southern museums confront racism

“This Little Light of Mine Sculpture” is seen at the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum in Jackson, Miss.

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Southern museums confront racism

A father and daughters explore Mississippi’s Freedom Struggle, the introductory gallery of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum.

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Southern museums confront racism

“The Lynching of Emmett Till” is a display area in the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum.

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Southern museums confront racism

“Separate is NOT Always Equal” is a display area in the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum.

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Southern museums confront racism

“Separate is NOT Always Equal” is a display area in the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum.

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Southern museums confront racism

“Is This America” is a display area in the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum.

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Southern museums confront racism

A look inside the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum.

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Southern museums confront racism

Exterior of the Museum of Mississippi History and Mississippi Civil Rights Museum in Jackson, Miss.

 (Tom Beck / MDAH)
Southern museums confront racism

A look in the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum.

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