Equal Justice Initiative

The Equal Justice Initiative is committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, to challenging racial and economic injustice, and to protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society.

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civil rights, justice, institutions & incarceration

Launch of EJI’s National Memorial and Legacy Museum

The Wagner Foundation is honored to support the launch of Equal Justice Initiative’s (EJI) Legacy Museum and National Memorial for Peace and Justice, in Montgomery AL, which confront racial injustices head on and create a space for investigation and reflection. The museum and memorial showcase perspectives rarely represented at large scale and in great detail. […]

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Exonerated death row inmate tells his story at Legacy Museum

A new memorial in Montgomery, Alabama, features a tribute honoring thousands of victims of lynching. The memorial is accompanied by the Legacy Museum, which chronicles the eras of racial injustice. Michelle Miller speaks to attorney Bryan Stevenson and Anthony Ray Hinton, a man who was exonerated from death row.

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