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Reconciliation Through Remembrance

In 2017 a group of Madison County, Alabama residents created the Madison County Remembrance Project (MCRP) to help our local community understand and acknowledge our county’s history of racial terror lynching.

In 2019, EJI and MCRP mapped out the following 3-step process for the Madison County community to confront its past and memorialize the lives that were lost:

The purpose of this project is to advance truth and reconciliation around race and to more honestly confront the legacy of slavery, lynching and segregation. “Our nation’s history of racial injustice casts a shadow across the American landscape,” EJI Bryan Stevenson explains. “The shadow cannot be lifted until we shine the light of truth on the destructive violence that shaped our nation, traumatized people of color, and compromised our commitment to the rule of law and to equal justice.”

In 2018 the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) opened the Legacy Museum and National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery.

1) Soil collections at the Madison County lynching sites.

2) Installation of historical markers in Madison County

3) Installation of Madison County’s EJI monument at a prominent location TBD.

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