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Travis Wilson was stabbed at St. Clair Correctional Facility, becoming 9th person killed in Alabama prisons in less than a year.

(William Widmer)

February 16, 2018

Many lynchings were public spectacles, where thousands of white people gathered to witness victims being gruesomely tortured.

Howard University students wear nooses to protest lynching outside the National Crime Conference in Washington, DC, 1934. (Bettmann/Getty Images)

February 14, 2018

The report found a troubling lack of scientific support for forensic pattern-matching techniques like toolmark and bitemark analysis.

February 7, 2018
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The one-of-a-kind museum will explore America's legacy of slavery, racial terror, segregation, and mass incarceration.
Located in Montgomery, Alabama, this will be the country's first national memorial to victims of lynching.
The need to confront America's history of racial injustice is more urgent now than ever.
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EJI has documented over 4000 racial terror lynchings in the United States between the Civil War and World War II.
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We are committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment, challenging cruel conditions of confinement, and confronting America’s long history of racial inequality and injustice.