On April 26, 2018, The Legacy Museum: From Enslavement to Mass Incarceration opened to the public. Located at 115 Coosa Street in downtown Montgomery, Alabama, it is a counterpoint to The National Museum of Peace and Justice, which also opened the same day and is situated mere feet away at 417 Caroline Street.
Historically and presently in America, there has been an inordinate amount of marginalization and discrimination exhibited towards persons of color. Prompted by the absence of domestic responsibility and restitution, lack of racial equality and dearth of social and economic justice, the Equal Justice Initiative began conducting research over ten years ago. It delved into the history of racial injustice and the complex systems that have allowed this travesty to proliferate. Intent on attaining equal justice for all, the product of their research is The Legacy Museum.