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Alabama lynching memorial to open at night

Lynching Museum
Equal Justice Initiative


MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — There's a new way to see the national lynching memorial in Montgomery, Alabama. 

The memorial this week will begin opening to visitors each Wednesday through Friday from 9 p.m. until 10:30 p.m.

The founder of the organization that built the memorial, Bryan Stevenson, says the attraction is particularly poignant at night since so many lynchings were done after dark.

The memorial includes the names of more than 4,000 people who were killed in acts of racial terror from the the 1870s to the 1950s. Their names are etched on about 800 steel slabs, and there are also statues to document racial oppression.

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