Mr. Eggers was executed after a judge allowed him to fire his attorneys and abandon his appeals, despite his mental illness.

March 15, 2018

EJI will host the Peace and Justice Summit from April 26-27 and the Opening Ceremony on April 26 in Montgomery, Alabama.

March 13, 2018

Data from the U.S. Department of Education shows a nearly 25% increase in racial harassment complaints in schools in 2017.

Photo of swastikas and a racial slur on the back of an East Penn School District bus by Upper Macungie Township, Pennsylvania, resident Sonia Topiarz, December 12, 2016.

March 9, 2018
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The one-of-a-kind museum will explore America's legacy of slavery, racial terror, segregation, and mass incarceration.
Located in Montgomery, Alabama, this will be the country's first national memorial to victims of lynching.
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.