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Lynching memorial aims to help U.S. acknowledge its history

Clip: 12/19/2016 | 7m 46s

Lynchings -- unlawful executions used to terrorise and subdue black communities into passivity -- are perhaps one of the least discussed legacies of slavery and the Jim Crow South. A new memorial in Montgomery, Alabama, will commemorate victims of these acts of terror. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Bryan Stevenson of the Equal Justice Initiative.

Aired: 12/19/16

Rating: NR

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