Address
417 Caroline Street
Montgomery, AL 36104
Hours
Tuesdayclosed
Sunday - Monday, Wednesday - Saturday9 AM - 5 PM
Closed Major Holidays: Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day
Admissions

Timed entry tickets are not required for the Memorial; tickets are good for admission at any time during opening hours on the date of the ticket. We suggest purchasing tickets online in advance of your visit.

Located in the heart of downtown Montgomery, Alabama, the Legacy Museum and National Memorial for Peace and Justice are just a 16-minute walk apart. Purchase a combination ticket to experience both the museum and memorial in a single day or plan an overnight trip to explore America’s history of racial injustice and its legacy.

General Admission: $5
Seniors: $5
Students: $5
Children 6 and under : Free
Staff

Description

Equal Justice Initiative (EJI)

The Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) 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.

The National Memorial for Peace and Justice is the nation’s first memorial dedicated to the legacy of enslaved black people, people terrorized by lynching, African Americans humiliated by racial segregation and Jim Crow, and people of color burdened with contemporary presumptions of guilt and police violence.

Set on a six-acre site, the memorial uses sculpture, art, and design to contextualize racial terror. The site includes a memorial square with 800 six-foot monuments to symbolize thousands of racial terror lynching victims in the United States and the counties and states where this terrorism took place.

The memorial structure on the center of the site is constructed of over 800 corten steel monuments, one for each county in the United States where a racial terror lynching took place. The names of the lynching victims are engraved on the columns. The memorial is more than a static monument. In the six-acre park surrounding the memorial is a field of identical monuments, waiting to be claimed and installed in the counties they represent. Over time, the national memorial will serve as a report on which parts of the country have confronted the truth of this terror and which have not.