Visiting the National Memorial for Peace and Justice Should Be a Requirement for Every White American



Town & Country

“Since their official launch in April 2018, the [Legacy Museum: From Enslavement to Mass Incarceration] and the [Memorial for Peace and Justice] have turned sleepy Montgomery into an unlikely tourist mecca: Visitors from across the United States—families; school, church, and community groups; business leaders; government officials; delegations of U.S. senators and congressmen; celebrities—have been descending in droves to either confront the darkest chapters of their country’s history or, if they are Black, to see finally an affirmation of the truth of their condition.

Now, with the tragic recent killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, and the worldwide uprising against racial injustice and police violence sparked by their deaths, there may be no cultural institutions in this country better suited to the moment.”

by Klara Glowczewska

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