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I am learning more about what America is as we drive through it... especially the South as I’ve never been here. I’m thinking about and learning what all it means to be an American today: The National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, AL has made a memorial that honors the violated, abused and lost lives, voices, and memories of black and brown people in the United States. The works at the memorial visually and textually address history and present day manifestations/outcomes from slavery, mob violence, segregation/ Jim Crowe, police violence, and mass incarceration. This has been by far the most informative and moving memorial /public art and text installation I’ve encountered to date. I will remember. I commit this to memory. If you haven’t attended yet, please do.

4 Comments

  • 18w ago scailsis scailsis

    You should check out Whitney Plantation if you have time!

  • 18w ago haddad_v haddad_v

    @scailsis thank you for the recc! Added to the route 🙏

  • 18w ago scailsis scailsis

    @haddad_v no prob. It’s an incredible place; likewise I plan on visiting the National Memorial for Peace and Justice. Enjoy your trip! Traveling across this complicated place is important.

  • 18w ago _.matriarchy._ _.matriarchy._

    can’t wait to go!

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