Marking History: Monuments to Malevolence 

A remarkable project is underway to memorialize the thousands of victims of lynching. The project is spearheaded by Bryan Stevenson of the Equal Justice Initiative.

It is a somber, almost hauntingly beautiful work of art and will list the names of the U.S.’s 4,000 lynching victims, as well as place historical markers (similar to the one pictured above) in each of the more than 800 counties across the country where the lynchings took place. Continue reading “Marking History: Monuments to Malevolence “

Fences make good neighbors; walls make things to be torn down.

The Berlin Wall: 1961 – 1990

Shortly after midnight on this day in 1961, East German soldiers begin laying down barbed wire and bricks as a barrier between Soviet-controlled East Berlin and the democratic western section of the city.

Perhaps Donald Trump should ask the Russians how that “Build a Wall” thing worked out?