National Memorial and Legacy Museum Open Thursday


As the National Memorial for Peace and Justice and the Legacy Museum prepare to open to the public on April 26, local, national, and international media are describing them as powerful spaces for truthfully confronting American history.

Oprah Winfrey reported on the museum and memorial for 60 Minutes earlier this month, and the sites were featured on CNN. A profile on CBS This Morning featured Anthony Ray Hinton, who was exonerated after 30 years on Alabama’s death row for a crime he did not commit.

The Washington Post calls the memorial “one of the most powerful and effective new memorials created in a generation.”

The New York Times declares, “There is nothing like it in the country.”

Washington Post editorial page editor Fred Hiatt writes that the museum and memorial together “offer an alternative, and overwhelmingly coherent, arc of the history of white supremacy from slavery to the arrest of two Black men at a Starbucks in Philadelphia this month.” The Montgomery Advertiser is publishing an entire series of articles in conjunction with the opening.

EJI is excited to welcome visitors to the museum and memorial starting this Thursday. On Thursday, the Legacy Museum will open at 8 a.m., and the National Memorial for Peace and Justice will open at 9 a.m.

We hope you will come to Montgomery to experience these important new national institutions.

Local, national, and international media are describing these new institutions as powerful spaces for confronting history.