National Memorial for Peace and Justice

On April 26, 2018, the National Memorial for Peace and Justice opened to the public.  Installed at 417 Caroline Street in downtown Montgomery, Alabama, it is a counterpoint to The Legacy Museum, which also opened the same day and is located mere feet away at 115 Coosa Street. This memorial, as stated on its site, is “the nation’s first memorial dedicated to the legacy of enslaved Black people, people terrorized by lynching, African Americans humiliated by racial segregation and Jim Crow, and people of color burdened with contemporary presumptions of guilt and police violence.” 

The National Memorial for Peace and Justice honors persons in the United States who were victimized by racial terror lynching.  The location of the memorial and museum were constructed on six acres, near a market site where Africans and their descendants were sold to be enslaved.