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Greater Peace Presentation, July 15, 201

LCRP co-directors presenting at Greater Peace Baptist Church in Opelika, AL.

Research Presentations & Community Discussions

We are grateful for all the ways to discuss this history and have enjoyed numerous presentations around the county to share our research.

Please contact us at leecountyremembrance@gmail.com if you’re interested in scheduling a presentation for your organization, workplace or study group.

Museum of East Alabama Exhibit

In June 2021, a Lee County Remembrance Project exhibit was unveiled at the Museum of East Alabama in downtown Opelika - just across the street from our historical marker. This exhibit features jars of soil collected from the sites of 4 racial terror lynchings in Lee County. A brief account of each of these lynchings is provided along with local and national context to help visitors understand how lynching became a tool of racial terror to uphold white supremacy. Striking images of newsprints from across the nation describing these 4 racial terror lynchings shows how events in Lee County contributed to a national narrative of extreme violence towards Black men, women, and children.

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Co-director Dr. Ashley Brown with Dr. Robert Finkel at the Museum of East Alabama.

Lee County Remembrance Project Museum of East Alabama

This exhibit was designed by Dr. Robert Finkel, Program Chair and Associate Professor of Graphic Design at Auburn University, based on our research and with the input of LCRP volunteers and the Equal Justice Initiative. We are grateful for Dr. Finkel's work and for our partnership with the Museum of East AL. Visit their website at eastalabama.org to plan your visit soon! Admission is free.

"In the end, facts will help eradicate prejudice and misunderstanding, because facts are the truth and the truth will set us free."

MONROE WORK

Visit the Legacy Museum and National Memorial for Peace and Justice 

Just under an hour drive from Opelika is the Equal Justice Initiative's Legacy Museum and National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Alabama.  If you have not yet visited their world renowned museum and memorial, we highly recommend it. Visit their website at eji.org for more information. 

The Foundation of Liberty and Justice provides reimbursements for schools to bring Alabama students to visit the Legacy Museum and the National Memorial for Peace and Justice. Click on the button to see the reimbursement form and contact Heather Davis at the Foundation healthcolemandavis@gmail.com for more information. 

Photos by the Equal Justice Initiative