EJI's calendar, A History of Racial Injustice, is a full-color wall calendar that includes hundreds of historical entries and twelve short essays highlighting historical events and issues in our nation's racial history.
We published the first calendar in 2013 as part of a series of reports and educational materials that explore the legacy of racial bias in the United States and its continuing impact on contemporary policies and practices. Many of today’s issues have been shaped by America’s racial history – the history of racial injustice in particular. The legacy of slavery, racial terror, and legally supported abuse of racial minorities is not well understood. EJI believes that a deeper understanding about our nation’s history of racial injustice is important to addressing contemporary questions of social justice and equality.
Each year, we add more content and new essays to make the calendar a helpful tool for learning more about racial history. Expanded content from A History of Racial Injustice is available in our online timeline.
Americans are reflecting on significant anniversaries that relate to the end of slavery 150 years ago and the most intense and productive period of civil rights activism in our nation’s history 50 years ago. We invite you to learn more about racial history and join us in building a society where equal justice for all is fully realized.
To order this year's calendar, please send us an email with your mailing address at [email protected]. While EJI does not sell our calendars, as a nonprofit organization we appreciate any donation you would like to make to support this effort.