Monday, April 23, 2018

Slavery: US gets lynching memorial (photos)

Associated Press ( via; Editors, Wisdom Quarterly
Part of a statue depicting chained slave people is on display at a new memorial to honor thousands of people killed in racist lynchings, April 22, 2018. It aims to teach about America's past in hope of promoting understanding and healing.
New lynching memorial evokes terror of victims
"From enslavement to mass incarceration"
(The Legacy Museum) MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Visitors to the new National Memorial for Peace and Justice first glimpse them, eerily, in the distance:

Brown rectangular slabs (shown below), 800 in all, inscribed with the names of more than 4,000 human beings who lost were viciously murdered in racist-motivated lynchings (death by strangulation by hanging) between 1877 and 1950.

Each pillar is 6 feet (2 meters) tall, the height of a person, and made of steel that weathers and rusts to different shades of brown (like a copper penny or a bronze Jesus).
Viewers enter at eye-level with the monuments, allowing a view of victims' names and the date and place of their slaying. More
Law Professor Michelle Alexander must be as proud as we are that her research and revelations are catching on! We went from the enslavement of blacks in America to MASS INCARCERATION in the Age of Color Blindness. It's the new Jim Crow. We are still suffering from the generational trauma Dr. Joy DeGruy calls PTSS or Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome

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