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Lawyer and activist Bryan Stevenson calls for markers to be erected at lynching sites
Lawyer and activist Bryan Stevenson calls for markers to be erected at lynching sites

If the attorney, activist and author Bryan Stevenson has his way, dozens of sites around the South will one day erect memorials to mark the spot where African-American victims were hanged by lynch mobs during the Jim Crow era. Stevenson, the founder of the Alabama-based Equal Justice Initiative, comes to Baltimore on Thursday as the featured speaker at the Open Society Institute's "Talking About Race" event. He'll discuss "Lynching in America," the report released by his organization this month, as well as his 30 years of experience fighting for prisoners on death row. The report documented 3,959 lynchings of African-Americans in 12 Southern states between...

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