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It’s Way Too Hard to Put Up a Monument to Lynching Victims

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It’s Way Too Hard to Put Up a Monument to Lynching Victims

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Paid for by the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI)—a Montgomery-based non-profit providing legal defense for wrongful prosecution and bringing awareness to historic race-based injustices—the $3,000 marker was the first in a planned series memorializing the county’s race-based lynching victims from 1877-1950.

Rendon/The Daily Beast/Getty/FacebookJust off a street corner in Mobile, Alabama, a historic marker spells out the grisly details of Richard Robertson’s 1909 lynching.

Twice now, MCCRP has navigated the required governmental processes to install the Robertson marker in public, with each of two selected sites thwarted by official powers at the last moment.

News Analysis

Author / Journalist: Kevin Lee

Category: Nation Politics

Topics: Lynching Mccrp County Mobile Public Robertson Black Memorials Robertson’s Memorial Marker

Source Website Secure: Yes (HTTPS)

Sentiment: Negative

Fact Checked: Legitimate

Article Type: News Report

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Readership Location: United States

Published Date: 2022-08-06, 03:21:05

News Timezone: GMT -5:00

Language: English

Original Article Length: 2171 words

Reading Duration: 13 minutes read

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News ID: 1455608

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