Perhaps as a primer in advance of a permanent memorial to honor the more than 4,000 known victims of lynching across the U.S., the Equal Justice Initiative, led by the indomitable legal activist Bryan Stevenson, released a short but powerful video, “Lynching in America: Confronting the Legacy of Racial Terror.” The five-minute short is narrated by Stevenson […]


A museum will also go alongside the memorial to trace the country's history from slavery to present day. The structure is slated to open in April 2017.

A friend from Chicago, a black female physician, had a sobering conversation with her three school-age sons days before a Florida jury failed to convict…