Lynching Memorial and Legacy Museum a Chance to ‘Deal Honestly With This History’

A memorial honoring the thousands of people who died in racist lynching, the first of its kind in the country's history, opens in Montgomery, Alabama, on the same week the state celebrates Confederate Memorial Day.

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This photo shows a bronze statue called "Raise Up" as part of the display at the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, a new memorial to honor thousands of people killed in racist lynchings, Monday, April 23, 2018, in Montgomery, Alabama.
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The outside of the Justice and the Legacy Museum is on Sunday, April 22, 2018, in Montgomery, Alabama. A new lynching memorial and accompanying museum honors thousands of people killed in racist lynchings.
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This photo shows a bronze statue called "Raise Up" as part of the display at the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, a new memorial to honor thousands of people killed in racist lynchings, Monday, April 23, 2018, in Montgomery, Alabama.
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A bronze statue signifying racial inequality and America's history of slavery is seen at the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, April 24, 2018, in Montgomery, Alabama.
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The National Memorial for Peace and Justice is seen, it's a new memorial that is opening to honor thousands of people killed in racist lynchings on Monday, April 23, 2018, in Montgomery, Alabama.
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This photo shows part of the display at the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, a new memorial to honor thousands of people killed in lynchings, Monday, April 23, 2018, in Montgomery, Alabama.
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This photo shows part of the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, a new memorial to honor thousands of people killed in racist lynchings, Sunday, April 22, 2018, in Montgomery, Alabama.
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National Memorial for Peace and Justice, the new memorial is opening to honor thousands of people killed in racist lynchings on Sunday, April 22, 2018, in Montgomery, Alabama.
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An epitaph is on display at the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, a new memorial to honor thousands of people killed in racist lynchings, Sunday, April 22, 2018, in Montgomery, Alabama.
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