Title

The Legacy of Lynching and The Importance of Rememberence

Presenter Information

Jackie ChesserFollow

Academic Level at Time of Presentation

Senior

Major

Liberal Arts

Minor

Creative Writing

List all Project Mentors & Advisor(s)

Dr. Crystal Coel; Dr. Barbara Cobb; Dr. Brian Clardy

Presentation Format

Oral Presentation

Abstract/Description

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. Here, people can come to terms with 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 lyching, including the Jim Crow Era and mass incarceration.

Fall Scholars Week 2019 Event

LBA 438

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The Legacy of Lynching and The Importance of Rememberence

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. Here, people can come to terms with 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 lyching, including the Jim Crow Era and mass incarceration.