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Alabama Memorial Confronts America's Legacy of Lynching

April 26, 2018: The National Memorial For Peace And Justice opens in Montgomery, Alabama today. The monument, conceived by the Equal Justice Initiative, intends to memorialize the more than 4,000 known victims of lynching in this country. The project's precursor was a body of research collected by the E.J.I. which uncovered thousands of instances of lynchings that had not previously been documented. The research culminated in a 2015 report entitled "Lynching in America: Confronting the Legacy of Racial Terror," which unearthed incidents of hangings and other brutal measures of "racial terror" in twelve different states. The Takeaway explores America's first memorial dedicated to the victims of lynching. Plus, we look at the latest series of teachers' strikes in Alabama and Colorado; after 40 years, a potential suspect in the case of the Golden State Killer; and an exploration of the misogynist ideology called 'incel' culture that may have played a role in the Toronto van attack.

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