We visited the Monument at the Peace and Justice Memorial Center created by the Equal Justice Initiative. The experience brought about in us an increased awareness that lynching was and is as much a terrorist activity as any horror we are fighting in the so-called War on Terror today.
The approach to the Monument is a long walkway with sculptures of enslaved people.
We were stunned at the number of documented lynchings and killings that occurred. We also wonder at how little has been told about this history. As with the holocaust and apartheid, bringing it to light is important to begin to prevent further wrongs against people of color.