Virginia abolished the death penalty on March 24, 2021, making it the 23rd state to do so. The decline of the death penalty in America continues. Learn more about work at https://eji.org/death-penalty/
EJI's Reconstruction in America report (http://eji.org/reconstruction) documents nearly 2,000 more confirmed racial terror lynchings of Black people in America than previously detailed during 1865-1877. The legacy of lynching is evident in racially motivated violence that continues today. Read more.
When their grandmother died, Luz Myles, Phoebe Dedman, and Shirah Dedman found a box of old articles revealing a shocking story at the center of their family tree: their grandfather was lynched in Louisiana in 1912.
A new museum in Alabama is designed to reveal the racial challenges of our nation's history and the opportunities for a future where we engage in truth and reconciliation.