Published on: Wednesday, September 15, 2021

EJI opens the new Legacy Museum: From Enslavement to Mass Incarceration in Montgomery, which opened to the public for previews on September 1 and will officially open on October 1.

The new Legacy Museum provides a comprehensive history of the legacy of slavery from the Transatlantic Slave Trade and its impact on the Northeast and coastal communities through the Domestic Slave Trade (article available here). The museum explores the Reconstruction era, lynchings, codified racial segregation, and contemporary issues including police violence and mass incarceration. The new museum will help visitors understand how the forced abduction and trafficking of millions of Black people created lasting injuries and suffering.