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Pain in the neck


Montgomery: The 803 monuments to “racial terror lynchings” in America at The National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery are all the same level hanging from the ceiling, but the walkway spirals lower and lower. As you walk along and read them you bend your neck more and more to see the monuments above and pretty quick your neck starts to hurt. A step or two after that you realize; what a brilliant design.

The power of the memorial opened in 2018 is in large part due to thorough research. It records more than 4,000 hangings in America between 1877 and 1950. That is only a handful of “the countless thousands” because most were not recorded. Research continues.



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slynnelmore
Apr 02, 2022

Saturday, April 2, from Minneapolis: Thanks for sharing, Mick! I look forward to more posts, and, as you say, "more details" about some of the many towns you've passed through. By my count, your list so far includes 748 entries - a fair bit, I'd say. I didn't count it, though; I cheated and cut and pasted the list into Excel. So I believe the number. And I know you will have many more to add since that Meridian post a week ago, including Plains, GA..... It was wonderful to visit with you and Sybil in Little Rock in March, and we look forward to hearing more about your Mission, as you call it now! -Much love from Sharon (and To…

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