Community Remembrance Project Interest Form
Thank you for expressing interest in EJI's Community Remembrance Project, including Community Soil Collections, Historical Markers, and the Memorial Monument Placement Opportunity
The Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) has documented more than 4400 racial terror lynchings of African Americans in over 20 states between the end of Reconstruction in 1877 to 1950. Millions more fled the South as refugees from racial terrorism, profoundly impacting the entire nation.
The legacy of racial terrorism, and racial terror lynchings, in America influenced the shaping of our nation's geography, politic practices, social environment, and economic conditions, with disparate impacts on the African American community that are still evident today. Most critically, lynching reinforced a legacy of racial inequality that has never been adequately addressed in America.
For decades, there have been no national memorials or sustained efforts to acknowledge the victims of racial terror lynchings or reckon with its legacy.
In 2008, EJI launched a public education project focused on telling the truth about America’s racial history. Through research, writing, and community partnership, EJI works to document and memorialize the eras of enslavement, racial terror lynching, segregation, and mass incarceration.
Our Community Remembrance Project, including Community Soil Collections, Historical Marker Projects, and the forthcoming Memorial monument placement effort, has helped communities across the nation reckon with tragic histories of racial violence and acknowledge unresolved trauma through public memorials and local dialogue. In April 2018, this work culminated in the opening of two important cultural spaces: the Legacy Museum: From Enslavement to Mass Incarceration and the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, both located in Montgomery, Alabama.
EJI is honored to partner with communities across the nation to support local community remembrance efforts that promote community dialogue, enable narrative change, and encourage a deeper commitment to advancing a new era of truth and justice in America.
If you would like to express interest in learning more about these efforts and projects, please complete this form to share your interest with us.
For Maps detailing the locations and impact of racial terror lynchings, please visit the "Explore" section of our Lynching in America website at
PLEASE NOTE: This form is not an application of any kind. You will receive a confirmation email with more information after completing this form.
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