Burnaway’s bi-weekly news roundup, with news from Mississippi Museum of Art’s collaborative exhibition, curator Allison Glenn heads to Texas, and more.
We asked Atlanta artist Masud Olufani to talk about his experience of and emotional response to the new National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montogmery, Alabama.
Between 1877 and 1950 in the U.S., more than 4,400 black people were lynched in America. The majority of these—4,084—took place in 12 Southern states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. These deaths are the subject of the newly opened National Memorial for Peace and Justice and its attendant Legacy Museum in Montgomery, Alabama, which opened on April 26. Together, they unflinchingly recount the history of racial terror in the South.