The Legacy of Lynching: Confronting Racial Terror in America

August 24, 2019 – December 8, 2019
Museum of Science and History (Jacksonville, FL)

Miles-17 - EJI 1 - Legacy of Lynching Exhibition

Miles-17 – EJI 1 – Legacy of Lynching Exhibition

A traveling exhibition that seeks to spark an honest conversation about the legacy of racial injustice in America today. Developed in collaboration with the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) and the Brooklyn Museum, this exhibition presents EJI’s groundbreaking research into the history of lynching. At the same time, the exhibition highlights EJI’s founding of The National Memorial for Peace and Justice, commemorating victims of racial terror lynching, and an accompanying museum that explores the legacy of slavery, segregation, and mass incarceration, which both recently opened in Montgomery, Alabama.

The Legacy of Lynching exhibition includes illustrated text panels, videos and an interactive map provided by EJI and the Brooklyn Museum, all of which provide a national perspective on the history and legacy of racial terror lynching from 1877-1950. There are also illustrated text panels and video clips of oral histories that tell the story of racial terror lynching in Duval County, and soil collected from local lynching sites will be on display. In addition, the exhibition showcases a selection of thematic visual artwork created especially for the exhibition by African-American artist Marsha Hatcher, inspired by the narrative of racial terror lynching in America.

The Florida Humanities Council awarded a 2019 Community Project Grant to MOSH to support a series of public programming associated with the exhibit, including:

This exhibit is free and open to the public:
Monday–Thursday: 10 am – 5 pm
Friday: 10 am – 8 pm
Saturday: 10 am – 6pm
Sunday: 12 pm – 5pm

Our partner and venue:

Museum of Science & History
1025 Museum Circle
Jacksonville, FL 32207
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