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EJI’s Memorial to Peace and Justice opened in Montgomery, Alabama, in April 2018, presenting hundreds of monuments: one for each county in America where EJI has documented a racial terror lynching. The names of over 4000 lynching victims are engraved at the memorial site. Monuments can be claimed by counties to acknowledge their history of lynching. (EJI/Madeline Kane)

May 22, 2018

The United States is one of the top incarcerators of women in the world.

May 11, 2018
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The one-of-a-kind museum will explore America's legacy of slavery, racial terror, segregation, and mass incarceration.
Abbeville is an American story about hard work and achievement, racial terrorism and exile, and the healing power of truth-telling.
The need to confront America's history of racial injustice is more urgent now than ever.
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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.