National Memorial for Peace and Justice and Legacy Museum Receive National Attention


EJI’s national memorial to victims of lynching and Legacy Museum, which will open to the public on April 26, have been profiled on national media, including a segment on 60 Minutes reported by Oprah Winfrey, a feature on CNN, and a profile on CBS This Morning featuring Anthony Ray Hinton, who was exonerated after 30 years on Alabama’s death row for a crime he did not commit.

In just over two weeks, EJI is expecting thousands of people to visit the new memorial and museum in Montgomery, Alabama, which are already attracting international attention. A two-day summit featuring national leaders will accompany the opening at the Montgomery Performing Arts Center. Although the sessions sold out last week, EJI just announced that overflow tickets are now available for the summit as well as the Opening Ceremony on Thursday, April 26, at the Montgomery Convention Center.

Tickets are still available for the Concert for Peace and Justice on Friday night, April 27, at the Riverwalk Amphitheater.

News of EJI’s new museum and memorial comes a week after the release of Anthony Ray Hinton’s new book, The Sun Does Shine.

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60 Minutes
CBS This Morning
60 Minutes Overtime: The Sculpture of Slavery

60 Minutes, CBS This Morning, and CNN profiled the Legacy Museum and National Memorial this week.