‘Architecture Built to Heal’ …. “Memorial to Peace and Justice Built In Alabama …. National Memorial to Peace and Justice …. “!!


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~~April 9, 2018~~ 

NATIONAL LYNCHING MEMORIAL

Memorial Honoring Lynching Victims Being Built In Alabama

 “Architecture that’s built to heal”

The Memorial to Peace and Justice, informally known as the National Lynching Memorial, is a national memorial planned to commemorate the victims of lynching in America, and is expected to open in Montgomery, Alabama in April 2018. The memorial is to be built in the downtown area of the state capital by the Equal Justice Initiative, a non-profit based in Montgomery. Also planned is a museum, From Enslavement to Mass Incarceration, to be built near the Montgomery site where slaves were auctioned at market.

The monument “will consist of hundreds of floating concrete columns that will represent each county in the United States and contain the names of more than 4,000 lynching victims”.

It is designed by MASS Design Group from Boston, and will be built on six acres purchased by EJI. According to the EJI, there were over 4000 documented lynchings of black victims between 1877 and 1950; the purpose of the monument is to name and thereby honor them.

Outside of the structure in the surrounding field is another set of columns identical to the ones hanging in the Memorial. These columns, however, are not meant to stay at the Memorial. The outside pillars are intended to be temporary because The Equal Justice Initiative is asking each of the counties which these columns represent to come and claim their monument. They hope that with the claiming of the pillars, there will be a way to see which counties have representatives willing to confront the horrors of their past, and to strive to move forward, and which do not.

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~Memorial Honoring Lynching Victims Being Built In Alabama~

Equal Justice Initiative Lynching Museum, Montgomery Alabama Opens in 2018

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This memorial honors the thousands of African Americans who were lynched between 1877 to 1950

Wes Johnson was about 18 years old when he was murdered in a cotton field in southern Alabama. It was 1937, and according to newspaper reports at the time, a mob of men had dragged him from his jail cell before he could stand trial for the charge against him: assaulting a white woman. Today, only one photograph is known to exist of Johnson, a single picture to preserve his image for posterity – his lifeless body hanging from a tree.

Bryan Stevenson wants to honor the legacy of Johnson, and thousands like him, with a new memorial for victims of lynching in America. Stevenson is a lawyer and founder of the Equal Justice Initiative, a non-profit organization that investigates the lynchings of African Americans. To commemorate the victims whose cases they’ve examined, the organization recently bought six acres of land in Montgomery, Alabama and constructed a memorial.  

Last night, April 8, 2018, on 60 MinutesOprah Winfrey gets an early look at the memorial, which will open to the public on April 26. The memorial contains 805 steel markers, one for each county where lynchings occurred for more than 70 years following the Civil War.

The markers are suspended in air to evoke the horror of being hanged.

~~EJI Memorial~~

~~Published on Aug 15, 2016~~

The Equal Justice Initiative plans to build a national memorial to victims of lynching in Montgomery, Alabama, which is expected to open in 2018.

~Equal Justice Initiative~

To tell that story on 60 Minutes, Winfrey and a team of producers felt it was important to show historical photos of lynchings, images that are likely to disturb many viewers. In an interview with 60 Minutes Overtime, Denise Schrier Cetta, the producer of the story, and Jeff Fager, the executive producer of the broadcast, explain their decision to air such upsetting photographs.

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https://www.cbsnews.com/news/why-60-minutes-aired-photos-of-lynchings-in-report-by-oprah/

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~~Why 60 Minutes aired disturbing photos of lynchings in report by Oprah~~

~~Published on Apr 8, 2018~~

The reason behind the broadcast’s decision to show graphic photographs of lynchings in this week’s report by contributor Oprah Winfrey.

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~Oprah Winfrey gets first look inside memorial to the victims of lynchings~

~~Published on Apr 6, 2018~~

The new memorial is dedicated to the thousands of victims of lynchings that took place over a 70-year period following the Civil War

~~The Sculpture of Slavery~~

~~Published on Apr 8, 2018~~

The man behind the new lynching memorial in Alabama says to understand lynching, you have to understand slavery.

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Keith Olbermann, #64 …. “What Would Trump’s Immigrant Ancestors Say? …. I don’t think he cares …. “!!


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~~April 27, 2017~~ 

WHAT ARE WE DOING?

This is a nation born out of immigrants who arrived since the Plymouth times.

So very frequently called a “melting pot”.

The fabric of American society is made of people who came to this country in search of the American dream.

Name one person, only one, who is not a descendant of an immigrant!

Only Native Americans can claim that with all certainty. 

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I feel this is important information about what is happening in the Republican Administration lead by Drumpf and what we need to be aware of.

Keith Olbermann series called “The Resistance” continues.

He has posted installment #64.

The video speaks for itself.

If this resonates with you, good.

If they don’t, just scroll away to the next blog.

Thank you!

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Drumpf is the president, which means Keith’s not going anywhere.

Catch every episode of his new GQ show, The Resistance, and then come join the fight.

http://www.gq.com/story/watch-the-closer-keith-olbermann

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~~What Would Trump’s Immigrant Ancestors Say?~~

The Resistance with Keith Olbermann

~~Published on Apr 27, 2017~~

They were once exiles and refugees and deportees with nowhere to turn

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Thoughts for today, #473 …. “Jeff: International Relations with that Country …. “!!


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~~March 3, 2017~~ 

I DID NOT HAVE RELATIONS

This takes me back in time to another era.

I’m sure it will also take many of you back.

I will leave you it at that!

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Debbie and Carrie …. “Mother-Daughter Duet …. Rare and treasured …. “!!


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~~December 29, 2016~~ 

MOTHER DAUGHTER DUET

Touching and rare video of Carrie Fisher and her mother Debbie Reynolds singing together has resurfaced online

Tragically, both Carrie and Debbie passed away this week, with the Star Wars actress dying aged 60 following a heart attack on Tuesday, December 26,  and her mother Debbie, 84, dying on Wednesday, December 28, after suffering a stroke.

Now, in what is thought to be one of the only videos of the pair singing together in public, a video of them performing a duet on The Oprah Winfrey Show following a joint interview in 2011 has emerged.

The recording sees the mother and daughter duo singing  a medley of Al Jolson’s You Made Me Love You and Barbra Streisand’s Happy Days Are Here Again.

The bond between them is evident as they sing, making it a pretty special performance.

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Watch rare video of Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher singing together after revealing Oprah Winfrey interview

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~~Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher~~

Happy Days/You Made Me Love You

~~Uploaded on Oct 5, 2011~~

Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher, From Oprah, 2011

You Made Me Love You/Happy Days (Are Here Again)

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A Puerto Rican Moment …. “It Happens …. Gaming without Wi-Fi …. “!!


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~~October 19, 2016~~ 

SPINNING TOP

We had to good ones, the antique ones.

Ah, the memories!!

No Wifi then … that’s for sure!!

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A spinning top is a toy designed to spin rapidly on the ground, the motion of which causes it to remain precisely balanced on its tip because of its rotational inertia.

Such toys have existed since antiquity.

Traditionally tops were constructed of wood, sometimes with an iron tip, and would be set in motion by aid of a string or rope coiled around its axis which, when pulled quickly, caused a rapid unwinding that would set the top in motion.

Today they are often built of plastic, and modern materials and manufacturing processes allow tops to be constructed with such precise balance that they can be set in motion by a simple twist of the fingers and twirl of the wrist without need for string or rope.

~Wikipedia~

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Thoughts for today, #229 …. “Every Day is a Fresh Start”!!


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~~August 31, 2015~~ 

EACH DAY IS A NEW BEGINNING

Each day is a new beginning,
If you don’t dwell on the past;
Happiness will come to you
When you don’t let sadness last.

Try to be more cheerful,
It’s easier than it seems;
Perhaps you’ll have a wish come true
Or realize your dreams.

It doesn’t take much effort
To relax and just go with it;
Your outlook will be brighter if
You change it just a bit.

So alter your outlook just a little;
You’ll begin to see a smile,
The tiniest of changes help to
Make things more worthwhile.

Gail Grierson

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