Equal Justice Initiative

"“We had mobs of thousands of people gathering in courthouse yards and fields and doing horrific things to people, and we haven't done anything to acknowledge that," says Bryan Stevenson, founder of EJI.

“Lynching in America: Confronting the Legacy of Racial Terror” unflinchingly explores America’s brutal history of lynching and provides a powerful history lesson, using individual stories that show, despite “emancipation,” thousands of African Americans were brutally murdered in this country in the name of the White supremacist status quo.

On Friday, Anthony Ray Hinton walked out of prison a free man after spending 30 years on death row for a crime he did not commit. Hinton is the 152nd person added to the Death Penalty Information Center’s Innocence List, a database started in 1973 that charts all of those who were to be killed by […]

In a new report that sheds more light on an appalling and painful chapter in U.S. History, the Equal Justice Initiative released a report Tuesday that lists the names of nearly 4,000 Blacks lynched in the Jim Crow South between 1877 and 1950, according to the New York Times. SEE ALSO: Obama, Black Lawmakers Discuss Poverty, […]