In 2018, The Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) opened the The National Memorial for Peace and Justice which memorializes more than 4,400 African American men, women, and children who were hanged, burned alive, shot, drowned, and beaten to death by white mobs between 1877 and 1950. Episodes 83a and 83b feature the family history of some of the victims documented in the memorial in an effort to humanize and bring light to their lives outside of a tragic event they have been associated with.
Season 5 (2019)
Many begin their family history journey believing there aren’t many records available for African American families or that there is no history to record. We know that’s not true at all! In this episode, we’ll discuss common myths about African American family history, how to respond to them when they arise in your own family, and ways to share the findings you’ve made to change the narrative.