Lynching Museum could boost tourism

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Part of a statue depicting chained people is on display at the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, a new memorial to honor thousands of people killed in racist lynchings, Sunday, April 22, 2018, in Montgomery, Ala. The national memorial aims to teach about America’s past in hope of promoting understanding and healing. It’s scheduled […]

MONTGOMERY, Alabama (AP) – The lynching memorial that just opened in Montgomery, Alabama, may be a game-changer for tourism in this Southern city. Its launch attracted thousands of visitors and the mayor is upping visitor forecasts by 100,000 for the next year. A new museum here called The Legacy Museum explores slavery, segregation and incarceration policies. The city is also home to important civil rights sites, including a Rosa Parks Museum and the parsonage where a young minister named Martin Luther King Jr. lived.

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