A walk through the nation’s first lynching memorial

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This photo shows a bronze statue called “Raise Up”, part of the display at the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, a new memorial in Montgomery, Ala., to honor thousands of people killed in lynchings. The memorial and an accompanying museum that opened Thursday are a project of the nonprofit Equal Justice Initiative, a legal advocacy group in Montgomery.

The Montgomery Advertiser’s Andrew J. Yawn  takes readers on a journey through the National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Ala.

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