CATALOG  A NEW COMMITMENT TO TRUTH AND JUSTICE
COMMUNITY REMEMBRANCE PROJECT CATALOG A  NEW  COMMITMENT  TRUTH AND JUSTICE  TO
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Getting Started   pg 6 Introduction   pg 8  Connecting Past and Present   pg 11 Pursuing Local Remembrance   pg 12 Researc...
GETTING STARTED EJI invites communities to engage in restorative truth-telling efforts to work towards repairing the harms...
In this document, community members can learn more about  The purpose of meaningful community education efforts , includin...
INTRODUCTION  GOLATAC TCEJORP ECNARBMEMER YTINUMMOC IJE  In 1989, the Equal Justice Initiative  EJI  began as a law office...
 SOMEBODY HAS TO STAND WHEN OTHER PEOPLE ARE SITTING. SOMEBODY HAS TO SPEAK WHEN OTHER PEOPLE ARE QUIET.  BRYAN STEVENSON,...
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TNESERP DNA TSAP GNITCENNOC  Photo By   Bernard Troncale
PURSUING LOCAL REMEMBRANCE Our shared national history of racial and economic injustice and inequality has created continu...
PEOPLE To learn from past injustices in order to commit to change, we must confront and tell the truth about our nation   ...
RESEARCH AND ENGAGING NARRATIVE CHANGE Our organization   s research has EJI has spent over ten years researching the hist...
VISITING EJI   S CULTURAL SITES In April 2018, EJI opened the Legacy Museum and the National Memorial for Peace and Justic...
THE LEGACY PAVILION
The Legacy Pavilion is the welcome center and ticket office for EJI s Legacy Museum and National Memorial for Peace and Ju...
THE LEGACY MUSEUM  FROM ENSLAVEMENT TO MASS INCARCERATION
The Legacy Museum employs unique technology to chronicle the enslavement of African Americans, the evolution of racial ter...
THE NATIONAL MEMORIAL FOR PEACE AND JUSTICE
Set on a six-acre site, the National Memorial for Peace and Justice uses sculpture, art, and design to contextualize Ameri...
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CATALOG  A NEW COMMITMENT TO TRUTH AND JUSTICE
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 WHILE THE MEMORIAL IS NATIONAL IN SCOPE AND AMBITION, IT RESOLUTELY FOCUSES ON AMERICAN COUNTIES, INSISTING ON LOCAL CULP...
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Photo By   Rey Granger  TNEMEGAGNE YTINUMMOC GNICNAVDA
Photo By   Donn Young  INTENTIONAL COMMUNITY ASSESSMENT To understand a community s engagement with its past, community me...
LOCAL CONSIDERATIONS Every community in the United States can benefit from the collective work of remembrance, restorative...
Photo By   904ward  PREPARING FOR ENGAGEMENT After or during the process of completing an intentional community assessment...
PRELIMINARY STEPS  Community members can develop their goals and narrative by considering questions such as  What is the h...
Photo By   UAB Bloom Studio  EMPOWERING COMMUNITY EDUCATION Effective community education and engagement efforts can help ...
CREATING OPPORTUNITIES Community education and engagement is an essential component of restorative truthtelling and narrat...
Photo By   Rey Granger  HOSTING COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS Facilitating community conversations about our national and local ...
BOOK DISCUSSIONS, PANELS AND GATHERINGS Community members have considered several avenues to promote community conversatio...
HOSTING COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS
In November of 2019, the Community Remembrance Project of Greenville County, South Carolina hosted a panel discussion in m...
Photo By   EJI Contributed  FILM AND DOCUMENTARY SCREENINGS Film and documentary screenings can provide a meaningful forum...
VISUAL STORYTELLING As part of EJI   s public education efforts, we have developed several film and documentary resources ...
FILM AND DOCUMENTARY SCREENINGS
CATALOG  A NEW COMMITMENT TO TRUTH AND JUSTICE
Photo By   Alexandria Community Remembrance Project  ONLINE AWARENESS CAMPAIGNS Creating online campaigns to reach people ...
CATALOG  A NEW COMMITMENT TO TRUTH AND JUSTICE
ONLINE AWARENESS CAMPAIGNS  Photo By   EquitableDinners.com
A virtual series developed by various community partners in Atlanta, Georgia was created to further community conversation...
Photo By   Claire Rounkles  PERFORMANCES, THEATER, AND THE ARTS Designing community artistic, theatrical, and performance-...
ARTISTIC EXPLORATION Community members can consider exploring local history through various expressions of art, music, poe...
PERFORMANCES, THEATER, AND THE ARTS
Near Chapel Hill in Orange County, North Carolina, community members gathered to remember the racial terror lynching of a ...
Photo By   UAB Bloom Studio  BUILDING LOCAL EXHIBITS Local exhibits can provide versatile opportunities for community memb...
CATALOG  A NEW COMMITMENT TO TRUTH AND JUSTICE
BUILDING LOCAL EXHIBITS  Photo By   Mike Kropf Charlottesville Tomorrow
In July 2018, about 50 residents from Charlottesville, Virginia journeyed together near the site where a Black man named J...
Photo By   Jefferson County Memorial Project  STUDENT AND YOUTH ENGAGEMENT Community members and groups can be creative in...
EMERGING VOICES Youth in the community are important voices to include in organizing and engagement. Community groups work...
STUDENT AND YOUTH ENGAGEMENT
In New Castle County, Delaware, Savannah Shepherd, a junior at Sanford High School in Middleton, began investigating lynch...
Photo By   EJI Staff  ORAL HISTORY PROJECTS Offering community members an opportunity to share and or to record oral histo...
PRESERVING MEMORIES EJI has documented more than 4,400 Black Americans lynched during the era of racial terror in the Unit...
ORAL HISTORY PROJECTS
As part of the Jacksonville Community Remembrance Project, the Museum Of Science and History  MOSH  curated a local exhibi...
Photo By   Paul Gillespie Capital Gazette  VIGILS AND GATHERINGS OF REMEMBRANCE Community groups have hosted vigils and ga...
REFLECTIVE GATHERINGS The victims of racial terror lynching rarely had the opportunity to be memorialized by their familie...
VIGILS AND GATHERINGS OF REMEMBRANCE
In August of 2020, community members in Montevallo, Shelby County, Alabama held a community vigil to recognize and remembe...
Photo By   Dara Ollman  POLICY CHANGE AND BROADER INITIATIVES Effective community education and awareness can be built upo...
SEEKING CHANGE Some communities have sought ways to engage in broader scale policy change and long term initiatives that a...
POLICY CHANGE AND BROADER INITIATIVES  Photo By   Maryland Lynching Memorial Project
Launched in 2018, the Maryland Lynching Memorial Project endeavors to    advance the cause of reconciliation in our state ...
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TCEJORP ECNARBMEMER YTINUMMOC S   IJE HTIW GNITCENNOC  Photo By   Christian Smooth
Photo By   EJI Staff  Connecting with EJI   s Community Remembrance Project As part of our effort to help communities conf...
Planning for a local CRP Coalition can begin with community members discussing their shared interests in CRP work and conn...
CATALOG  A NEW COMMITMENT TO TRUTH AND JUSTICE
CRP coalition partners can do this in a number of ways, such as further educational opportunities, developing annual remem...
Photo By   Michael S. Williamson   The Washington Post  Charlottesville, Virginia  In July 2018, community members organiz...
Soil Collection Community Project In 2015, EJI began working with communities across the country to commemorate and recogn...
Photo By   EJI Staff  LEONARDTOWN, ST. MARY S COUNTY, MD NOVEMBER 2019
 IN THE SOIL, THERE IS THE SWEAT OF THE ENSLAVED. IN THE SOIL THERE IS THE BLOOD OF VICTIMS OF RACIAL VIOLENCE AND LYNCHIN...
Photos By   Dennis Howard  TALLAHASSEE, LEON COUNTY, FL FEBRUARY 2020  82
 I M HOPING THAT THIS PROJECT WILL ALLOW FOR OUR WHOLE COMMUNITY TO HAVE A PLACE AND A POINT BY WHICH THEY CAN COME TOGETH...
Photos By   EJI Staff   I FELT LIKE WE WERE HONORING HIS LIFE. THE MAN WAS A REAL HUMAN BEING. HE HAD HOPES AND DREAMS THA...
Photos By   EJI Staff   IT WAS VERY IMPORTANT FOR US TO MEET THESE THREE MEN BECAUSE OF THEIR LEGACY AND QUESTION WHAT HAP...
Photo By   Taylored Media Productions  OMAHA, DOUGLAS COUNTY, NE SEPTEMBER 2019  86
Photo By   Taylored Media Productions Bottom Photos By   EJI Staff     WE SHOULD SAY,    LEST WE FORGET,    FOR SURE. BUT ...
CATALOG  A NEW COMMITMENT TO TRUTH AND JUSTICE
Photos By   Chris Baker Evans   WE CANNOT FORGET THAT LYNCHING TOOK PLACE HERE. NOT IN THE DEEP SOUTH, BUT HERE IN CHESTER...
ATLANTA, FULTON COUNTY, GA MAY 2019  Photos By   Rey Granger  ALLISON BANTIMBA, COALITION LIAISON FULTON COUNTY REMEMBRANC...
   WE WANT TO CHANGE THE NARRATIVE AROUND HOW WE TALK ABOUT OUR HISTORY.... MOST OF THIS HAPPENED IN PUBLIC SPACES. PEOPLE...
Photo By   Reed Jones  Oxford, Mississippi  In October 2018, E.W. Higginbottom participated in a marker dedication ceremon...
Historical Marker Project EJI is working with CRP coalitions across the country to install narrative historical markers at...
Photo By   Justin Wayne Lutz  MONTEVALLO, SHELBY COUNTY, AL JUNE 2020
 THE PUBLIC NARRATIVE A NATION CREATES ABOUT WHAT IS IMPORTANT IS REFLECTED IN MEMORIALS AND MONUMENTS. WHO IS HONORED, WH...
Photos By   EJI   Human Pictures  ABBEVILLE, ABBEVILLE COUNTY, SC OCTOBER 2016  96
 MY FAMILY DIDN T LEAVE THE SOUTH  THEY WERE CHASED AWAY FROM THE SOUTH.     DORIA JOHNSON, DESCENDANT OF ANTHONY CRAWFORD...
Marker Photos By   Albert Fields  Photo By   Schaune Griffin     DEKALB IS BELIEVED TO BE JUST THE SECOND GOVERNMENT ENTIT...
CATALOG  A NEW COMMITMENT TO TRUTH AND JUSTICE
Photos By   Tulsa Community Remembrance Project  TULSA, TULSA COUNTY, OK SEPTEMBER 2020  1 00
CATALOG  A NEW COMMITMENT TO TRUTH AND JUSTICE
Photos By   EJI Staff   THE EVENT HONORED LYNCHING VICTIMS G. SMITH WATKINS, ED BRACY AND JIM PRESS MERIWEATHER, WHO WERE ...
Photos By   EJI   Desmond McIntyre     BY PUBLICLY RECOGNIZING THAT LYNCHING OCCURRED HERE, AND PERMANENTLY MARKING THESE ...
Photos By   EJI Staff  SELMA, DALLAS COUNTY, AL MARCH 2018 104
   SOME PEOPLE WANT TO LEAVE HISTORY IN THE PAST, BUT THAT CANNOT HAPPEN. PEOPLE SAY THEY STAND ON HOLY GROUND WHEN THEY A...
Photos By   Caleb Chancey  Letohatchee, Lowndes County, AL  In August 2016, EJI launched a Racial Justice Essay Contest fo...
Racial Justice Essay Contest EJI sponsors the Racial Justice Essay Contest as another option for communities to advance lo...
Photos By   Black Excellence Photography  ORLANDO, ORANGE COUNTY, FLORIDA  JUNE 2019
 PROXIMITY HAS TAUGHT ME SOME BASIC AND HUMBLING TRUTHS, INCLUDING THIS VITAL LESSON  EACH OF US IS MORE THAN THE WORST TH...
Photos   Contributed to EJI  IN DECEMBER 2017, EJI ANNOUNCED THE WINNERS OF A RACIAL JUSTICE ESSAY CONTEST HELD IN TRAVIS ...
Photo By   Belinda Brewer  Left Above Photos By   EJI Staff  IN DECEMBER 2018, EJI ANNOUNCED THE WINNERS OF A RACIAL JUSTI...
BIRMINGHAM , JEFFERSON COUNTY, AL FEBRUARY 2020  Photos By   Erica Wright   The Birmingham Times  AIMEE HOWARD FIRST PLACE...
 I T IS TI ME FO R TH IS N ATIO N TO BE HELD ACC OU NT AB L E, A N D I T WI L L N OT CO M E TH RO U GH C OMP LACEN CY  IN ...
Photos By   EJI Staff   Contributed to EJI  I N O C TO BER 2 018 , EJI ANN OU NCED TH E W IN N ERS FO R A R AC I A L J U S...
Photos By   Christian Smooth  I N S EP TE MBER 201 9, E JI A NN OU N CED TH E W INN ERS F OR A R A C I A L J U S TI CE ESS...
Photos By   John Michael Simpson  NASHVILLE, DAVIDSON COUNTY, TN JUNE 2019 11 6
I N J UNE 2019, EJI ANN OU N CED TH E W IN NE RS O F A R ACI A L J US TICE ESSA Y C ONTE ST H ELD IN D AVIDS ON C OU N TY,...
Montgomery, AL  Since April 2018, hundreds of thousands of people have visited the National Memorial for Peace and Justice...
National Memorial Monument Placement It is EJI   s hope that the National Memorial for Peace and Justice continues to insp...
The National Memorial For Peace and Justice Montgomery, AL
   THE MONUMENT PLACEMENT ISN   T MEANINGFUL UNLESS IT   S SURROUNDED BY INCREASED CONSCIOUSNESS.    BRYAN STEVENSON, EJI ...
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D JUSTICE  The process of local communities claiming their memorial monuments is about much more than transporting and ins...
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Photo By   EJI Staff  LOWNDES COUNTY, ALABAMA NOVEMBER 2019
CRP  FURTHER WAYS TO GET INVOLVED  GOLATAC PRC IJE  The Equal Justice Initiative is committed to ending mass incarceration...
CRP  EJI RESOURCES  GOLATAC PRC IJE 12 8  EJI offers educational resources to supplement conversations about race in Ameri...
CRP  GOLATAC PRC IJE  BOOKS To view EJI   s recommended reading list, please visit https   tinyurl.com EJIRecommended-Read...
Photo By   EJI Staff  BESSEMER, JEFFERSON COUNTY, ALABAMA OCTOBER 2019
CRP  NEXT STEPS TO ENGAGE EJI S CRP  GOLATAC PRC IJE  EJI is encouraged by the breadth of ways that communities are engagi...
CRP EXPRESSION OF INTEREST QUESTIONS  GOLATAC TCEJORP ECNARBMEMER YTINUMMOC IJE 13 2  DEVELOPING CRP COALITION INFORMATION...
GOLATAC TCEJORP ECNARBMEMER YTINUMMOC IJE  6. How does your community currently understand the connections between local h...
CRP  CRP VALUES AND PLEDGE  GOLATAC PRC IJE 134  EJI hopes that the CRP effort will be a continued process that emphasizes...
CRP  GOLATAC PRC IJE  TRAUMA-INFORMED APPROACH Prioritize the voices of those closest to the individuals being memorialize...
CRP  GOLATAC PRC IJE 136  LISTENING WITH RESPECT Pay attention to what is and is not being said. Staying open to new ideas...
CRP  GOLATAC PRC IJE  OPEN COMMUNICATION Share any information that is relevant to the work. Open communication ensures th...
CRP  GOLATAC PRC IJE  COMMITMENT Commit to a long-term engagement with this work. Coalitions are encouraged to engage in g...
CATALOG  A NEW COMMITMENT TO TRUTH AND JUSTICE
Photos By   Derrick McDowell  SANDUSKY, ERIE COUNTY, OHIO NOVEMBER 2019
CRP FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS  GOLATAC TCEJORP ECNARBMEMER YTINUMMOC IJE  After submitting the expression of interest, ho...
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE  FEATURED COMMUNITIES HIGHLIGHTED IN  CONNECTING PAST AND PRESENT ADVANCING COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT CONN...
ABBEVILLE, SOUTH CAROLINA  In October 2016, on the 100th anniversary of the lynching of Anthony Crawford, community member...
ATHENS, OHIO Early in 2019, the Christopher Davis Community Remembrance Project began in Athens, Athens County, Ohio in me...
AUSTIN, TX  On December 16, 2017, community members and civic leaders gathered with EJI in Austin, Travis County, Texas to...
AUSTIN, TX ALABAMA BIRMINGHAM,  In 2018, the Jefferson County Memorial Project  JCMP , based in Birmingham, Alabama, launc...
CHAPEL HILL, NC  In November 2019, the Orange County Community Remembrance Coalition hosted a community-wide soil collecti...
COATESVILLE, PA  Members of the Coatesville Ministerial Alliance, Merion Friends Meeting, and the NAACP Coatesville Area B...
DENVER, CO The Colorado Lynching Memorial Project emerged from coalition efforts in Denver County and Lincoln County, Colo...
FORT DEPOSIT, AL  In November 2019, the Lowndes County Friends of The Civil Rights Movement held a soil collection communi...
HICKORY, MS  On Saturday, August 17, 2019, relatives and descendants of three Black men, Dee Dawkins, Frank Johnson, and W...
JACKSONVILLE, FL  In 2018, community members in Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida began working towards community rememb...
LEONARDTOWN, MD On November 1, 2019, a community remembrance coalition in Leonardtown, St. Mary s County, Maryland facilit...
CATALOG  A NEW COMMITMENT TO TRUTH AND JUSTICE
OMAHA, NE  On September 28, 2019, the Omaha Community Council for Racial Justice and Reconciliation hosted a soil collecti...
OXFORD, MS  On October 27, 2018, over 500 people gathered at Second Baptist Church in Oxford, Lafayette County, Mississipp...
CATALOG  A NEW COMMITMENT TO TRUTH AND JUSTICE
ST. AUGUSTINE, FL  On October 20, 2018, community members gathered at Shands Pier in St. Augustine, St. Johns County, Flor...
CATALOG  A NEW COMMITMENT TO TRUTH AND JUSTICE
TUSCALOOSA, AL In March 2017, community members in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama unveiled a historical marker memorializing e...
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