Lynching memorial organizers plan slavery museum expansion

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The organization that created the nation’s first memorial to lynching victims has announced a major expansion of a museum designed to trace the impact of slavery and racism through the centuries. The Equal Justice Initiative announced Tuesday that it is moving and expanding its Legacy Museum: From Enslavement to Mass Incarceration, which explores the consequences of enslavement, mob violence, and Jim Crow laws. The new space will be larger and include a substantial number of new exhibits. EJI Executive Director Bryan Stevenson said an understanding and appreciation of that history is needed to evaluate contemporary issues in a thoughtful way. 

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