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More Than 4,000 Black People Were Lynched in the South. Where Are Their Monuments?

A new video from Equal Justice Initiative argues we need more memorials devoted to remembering racial violence. Recent events in Charlottesville have renewed the debate around whether to take down Confederate memorials and statues, but...Show More Summary

Trevor Noah, Equal Justice Initiative and Andra Day Talk America’s History of Racial Violence

In a somber interview just over a week after the violence in Charlottesville, The Daily Show brought on Equal Justice Initiative founder Bryan Stevenson and singer-songwriter Andra Day to discuss how the debate surrounding “Southern heritage” and monuments further marginalizes the history of African-Americans. “We’re burdened by a history of ... More »

The Legacy of Lynching--Confronting Racial Terror in America

'Bryan Stevenson, Executive Director of Equal Justice Initiative, professor of law at New York University Law School and author of Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption (Spiegel & Grau, 2015), and Anne Pasternak, director ofShow More Summary

Ryan Murphy Launches Half Initiative To Advocate for Social Justice Behind the Camera!

Ryan Murphy – creator or co-creator of shows like Nip/Tuck and American Horror Story – has launched Half, an initiative within Ryan Murphy Television that aims to make Hollywood more inclusive by creating equal opportunities for women and minorities behind the camera. Show More Summary

Ryan Murphy Expands Half Initiative To Target Social Justice With Half Fest – TCA

Early last year, Ryan Murphy launched his Half initiative, a foundation within his 20th Century Fox TV-based production company, aimed at creating equal opportunities for women and minorities behind the camera. Since then, Ryan Murphy...Show More Summary

Social Justice "IS" The Molestation Of The "Box Of 'NOW' ": The "Google LYNCHING Project" Is A $2M Payoff To 'The Equal Justice Initiative' To Help Them Distract 'Containerized Blacks' About Their Incompetency To KEEP BLACKS SAFE TODAY

The Atlanta Voice: Black Women Arm Themselves For ProtectionTHE EQUAL JUSTICE INITIATIVE = MISAPPROPRIATION OF 'BLACK CONSCIOUSNESS' THE PROPER REBUTTAL IS NOT TO BRING UP: 'CHICAGO KILLS THAT MANY BLACKS IN 10 YEARS TODAY". SINCE THIS...Show More Summary

What It Means to Be Black in America: 'Slavery Didn't End in 1865. It Evolved'

2 months agoNews : Newsweek: US

Bryan Stevenson's Equal Justice Initiative partnered with the Brooklyn Museum on a new exhibit that confronts 'racial terror in America,' from slavery through mass incarceration.

Exhibition features research on racial terror and its effect on the nation today

2 months agoArts : Artdaily

The Brooklyn Museum joins forces with the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI), headed by acclaimed public interest lawyer and MacArthur Foundation ?genius grant? recipient Bryan Stevenson, and Google to present a timely exhibition: The Legacy of Lynching: Confronting Racial Terror in America. Show More Summary

How the terror of lynchings in the past haunt us today and our future

Two years ago, the Equal Justice Initiative, based in Montgomery, Ala., shook us out of our collective historical slumber to force us to reckon with a horrific part of our national past. The organization founded and run by Bryan Stevenson released a report that documented “‘racial terror lynchings’ in 12 Southern states between the end […]

A New Website Tells the Stories of Over 4,000 Lynchings in the United States

3 months agoArts : Hyperallergic

The Equal Justice Initiative, with the support of Google, launched an online interactive that visualizes lynchings from the Civil War to World War II in 20 American states. The post A New Website Tells the Stories of Over 4,000 Lynchings in the United States appeared first on Hyperallergic.

Equal Justice Initiative, backed by Google.org, launches ‘Lynching in America’

Thanks in part to funding by Google.org, Equal Justice Initiative has launched an online platform to explore the history of lynching in America. The goal with Lynching in America is to enable people to confront the history of lynching through research, data and the stories of those affected by lynching in America. Show More Summary

Google Launches ‘Lynching In America’ Project Exploring Country's Violent Racial History

The history of lynching and racial terror in America is the focus of an ambitious new project launched Tuesday by Google, in partnership with the Equal Justice Initiative. Google has helped create a new interactive site titled “Lynching in America,” which is based on an 80-page publication by the EJI. Show More Summary

The history of lynching in America is now online

The philanthropic arm of Google helped the Equal Justice Initiative to create the platform showcasing one of the more grim aspects of American history.        

America's lynching history is now online

3 months agoNews : USAToday: News

Google worked with the Equal Justice Initiative to create the digital platform on lynching.        

PBS Guest: Slavery Didn't End in 1865 but 'Evolved' in 'Post-Genocide' US

On Monday's Tavis Smiley show, PBS's Smiley hosted Bryan Stevenson of the Equal Justice Initiative as part of a week devoted to commemorating the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King's speech against the Vietnam War at Riverside...Show More Summary

A powerful memorial to racial terror lynchings

9 months agoHumor / odd : Kottke.org

The Equal Justice Initiative is filling jars with soil from the sites of lynchings to honor the victims and to create a memorial in Montgomery, Alabama. Between the Civil War and World War II, thousands of African Americans were lynched in the United States. Show More Summary

The Tragic, Forgotten History of Black Military Veterans

10 months agoNews : The New Yorker: News

In the week after the election, the Equal Justice Initiative, of Montgomery, Alabama, released a new report—a fifty-three-page addendum to last year’s “Lynching in America,” an unprecedentedly thorough survey of American racial violence and terror between 1877 and 1950. Show More Summary

Why America Needs a National Lynching Memorial

In early 2015, the Equal Justice Initiative released a comprehensive report on more than 4,000 lynchings of African-Americans between 1877 and 1950. The report, which identified more than 800 more instances of racially-driven mob killings...Show More Summary

Foreign Policy Reform Urgent Task for Brand New Congress

Bernie Sanders supporters have started a grassroots initiative to transform the U.S. Congress in a more progressive direction by 2018, advocating a platform of economic equality, climate justice, civil rights, criminal justice reform...Show More Summary

Equal Justice, White Identity Politics, and the Battle for the GOP’s Future

I’m delighted that my most recent article on white identity politics, Trump, and the GOP drew responses from Jonah Goldberg (whose fine initial piece prompted me to write) and the equally prolific and incisive Avik Roy. Even better news...Show More Summary

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