On our way home back to Chattanooga from Pensacola, our daughter asked to stop in Montgomery to visit the National Memorial for Peace and Justice. The weekend we stopped to visit was the first weekend the Memorial was open.
What a moving sight to see. I'll let the pictures and the captions from the Memorial tell this blog post story.
|The first thing seen after paying for admission.|
|Numerous lynchings in one day in Anderson County, Texas|
|Haunting image of each block hanging from the ceiling.|
|Each block hovers over a box of dirt from that location.|
Next to the Memorial is a flower garden to honor the memories. One can see clearly from the garden the State Capitol and the first Confederacy White House.
A very moving memorial of what happened in American history not that long ago. And something to never forget because it did happen here, and not just in the South. If you are near Montgomery, take a short drive off of Interstate 75 to the Memorial. Much closer to the Interstate than I thought it would be making it a convenient stop to learn about this part of history that no one should forget.