Date on LBA Capstone
Dr. Barbara Cobb, Mentor, LBA Coordinator
The Equal Justice Initiative’s National Memorial of Peace and Justice is a memorial rooted in recognizing and naming the victims of lynching and racial terror. This memorial is a safe space for people to connect with history and learn about the injustices faced by their ancestors, and, conversely, the injustices wrought upon others by their ancestors. This memorial doesn’t stop at recognizing the victims, it also explains the effects of racial terror beyond lynching, including the Jim Crow Era and mass incarceration.
The National Memorial of Peace and Justice is also focused on extending its impact though its Memorial Monument Placement Initiative to individual counties and cities. This project is dedicated to educating local communities about lynching and fostering an environment suitable to erecting their respective memorial monuments. This outreach promotes recognition of lynched individuals and racial reconciliation at a local level.
Chesser, Jackie, "The Legacy of Lynching: On Representation, Remembrance, and Reconciliation" (2019). Liberal Arts Capstones. 3.