Exploring the New Lynching Memorial And Legacy Museum
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FEATURING KARLOS K. HILL – A newly built memorial and museum in Montgomery, Alabama addressing the stain on American history that was racial terrorism has been lauded by activists and others. The National Memorial for Peace and Justice was spearheaded by the Equal Justice Initiative is a memorial to the victims of lynchings in America. Together with the Legacy Museum: From Enslavement to Mass Incarceration, it might be the nation’s most important symbolic expression of the horrors of slavery and Jim Crow America.
A couple of years ago, a powerful book addressed the history of lynchings in America called Beyond The Rope: The Impact of Lynching on Black Culture and Memory, and its author Karlos K. Hill joined us as a guest to discuss that book. Today we welcome Karlos back to our program to reflect on the new lynching memorial and the museum which he has just visited.
Karlos K. Hill, Professor and Department Chair at the Department of African and African American Studies University of Oklahoma, specializing in the history of lynching and the anti-lynching movement in the US, author of Beyond The Rope: The Impact of Lynching on Black Culture and Memory.
**This segment was originally broadcast on May 22, 2018.