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WRS Presents Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) Personal Legacy Tour

Monday, June 14, 2021 4 Tammuz 5781

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Join us for a virtual tour of The Legacy Museum: From Enslavement to Mass Incarceration.     

The Legacy Museum:  From Enslavement to Mass Incarceration opened to the public on April 26, 2018, in Montgomery, Alabama. The 11,000-square-foot museum is built on the site of a former warehouse where enslaved Black people were imprisoned, and is located midway between an historic slave market and the main river dock and train station where tens of thousands of enslaved people were trafficked during the height of the domestic slave trade. Montgomery's proximity to the fertile Black Belt region, where slave-owners amassed large enslaved populations to work the rich soil, elevated Montgomery's prominence in domestic trafficking, and by 1860, Montgomery was the capital of the domestic slave trade in Alabama, one of the two largest slave-owning states in America.

The Legacy Museum employs unique technology to dramatize the enslavement of African Americans, the evolution of racial terror lynchings, legalized racial segregation and racial hierarchy in America. Relying on rarely seen first-person accounts of the domestic slave trade, EJI’s critically acclaimed research materials, videography, exhibits on lynching and recently composed content on segregation, this museum explores the history of racial inequality and its relationship to a range of contemporary issues from mass incarceration to police violence.

Learn about the Legacy museum HEREVisit EJI Legacy website HERE.

This virtual tour is free!

Your discretionary donation is most appreciated to support WRS programs and meaningful social actions.

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