America’s First Memorial to the Victims of Lynching

Kriston Capps – The Atlantic:

[O]n a six-acre site overlooking Montgomery’s Cottage Hill neighborhood, just a stone’s throw from the Rosa Parks Museum, the Memorial to Peace and Justice will serve as a national monument to the victims of lynchings. It will be the first such memorial in the U.S., and, its founders hope, it will show how lynchings of black people were essential to maintaining white power in the Jim Crow South.

Powerful, short story about a memorial now under construction in Montgomery, Alabama. You’ll be shocked to learn what this photo’s subject represents:

Artist's rendering of the Memorial to Peace and Justice