Alabama’s Tombstone

The National Memorial for Peace and Justice, Montgomery Alabama

If there is a myth of what Alabama is (outside of football), this is it’s burial ground. Witnessing hundreds of millions of dollars being spent at Auburn, it is humbling to drive just an hour west and experience the most significant example of architecture the state will likely ever produce. The reality is the next generation of Alabamians not once stopped and recognized the holocaust their ancestors perpetuated. Instead, they chose to omit it from history books and build monuments to white supremacy.

Mr. Hughes was lynched a few miles from my family’s home. I went to high school with several of his family members.

The county my family is from.

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