Community Remembrance

The Equal Justice Initiative recently opened its National Memorial for Peace and Justice and Legacy Museum in Alabama, honoring lynching victims across the South. As part of this work, EJI is seeking local partners to help concretize the experience of racial terror through discourse, memorials, markers, and other acts of truth-telling. The Carolina Justice Policy Center believes it is especially important for North Carolina to more honestly reflect on its history, where 123 documented lynchings took place. We believe the work of directly confronting North Carolina’s racially biased narrative with lasting changes to our built environment will increase public awareness and demand for criminal justice reform.

We are building the coalitions needed to erect historical markers, collect soil samples from lynching sites, and bring the replica memorials back to their home counties. If you would like to get in touch with us to be a part of this effort, please email us at and we will be in touch.