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USA: Confederate Monuments are Going Down. Lynching Memorials are Going Up

Confederate Monuments are Going Down. Lynching Memorials are Going Up.

Southern Poverty Law Center

The markers are about the size of a man. The color of bricks made from Alabama’s red clay, they hang from the roof, one for every county in America where a person was lynched.

Appearing first at eye level, the markers read like headstones. But as the floor descends, they hang ever more ominously overhead, until visitors are forced to crane their necks — like the spectators who once gawked at the mutilated bodies of the black men and women who had been hung.        Continue reading

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