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100 death sentences have been reversed under a Florida court ruling requiring a unanimous jury verdict for death.

July 21, 2017

State-sanctioned violence against African Americans has been a reality in the United States for centuries.

Police detain Ieshia Evans during a protest against police brutality in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on July 9, 2016, days after police shot and killed Alton Sterling. (Reuters/Jonathan Bachman.)

July 19, 2017

Hundreds gathered in Abbeville, South Carolina, to witness and celebrate the unveiling of a historical marker publicly declaring the previously unspoken truth about the lynching of Anthony Crawford.

July 17, 2017
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Equal Justice Initiative believes that in order to heal the wounds from our present, we must face our past.
Located in Montgomery, Alabama, this will be the country's first national memorial to victims of lynching.
The one-of-a-kind museum will explore America's legacy of slavery, racial terror, segregation, and mass incarceration.
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EJI has documented over 4000 racial terror lynchings in the United States between the Civil War and World War II.
Outlines the latest reforms that aid children caught in the American criminal justice system and the work that remains to be done.
We are committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment, challenging cruel conditions of confinement, and confronting America’s long history of racial inequality and injustice.