Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Lynching In America

Have you heard about the Lynching In America?

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Well Google has partnered with Equal Justice Initiative and gave them $1 Million in grant monies to fund this program.  Google invited the Atlanta press to come out to watch some of the videos on Lynching, photos below.....

ATL Roundtable Photos: [credit: James Pray for Google]


  • Bryan Stevenson, founder and Executive Director, Equal Justice Initiative
  • Justin Steele, Principal,
  • Nick Carbonaro, Project Creative Lead, Google

Background on the Lynching in America Project
In 2015, Equal Justice Initiative received a $1 million grant from to help fund the From Enslavement to Mass Incarceration Museum, as well as its Memorial to Peace and Justice. After the grant was made, EJI and looked for further ways to work together. EJI’s recently published report, Lynching in America: Confronting the Legacy of Racial Terror (in the form of an 80-page publication), seemed like an opportunity to leverage Google’s expertise — organizing information and making it more universally accessible — in the name of amplifying Equal Justice Initiative’s message. Coinciding with the launch of this project on 6/13, will donate another $1 million to EJI to support its racial justice work.

Background on efforts in the racial justice space:
This project is a reflection of Google’s longstanding commitment to equality and our investments in innovators making a difference in racial and criminal justice. This announcement comes on the heels of $11.5 million in racial justice grants announced in February of this year, and a total of over $17 million to date.

Site Content:
The Lynching in America site brings together Equal Justice Initiative’s in-depth research and data with the stories of lynching victims, as told by their descendants. Through six audio stories, and a short documentary, Uprooted, you both hear and feel the impact of this dark time in history on generations of families. You can also explore an interactive map that includes incidents of racial terror lynchings, as well as in-depth profiles of the stories behind these acts of violence.

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