The Legacy of Lynching:

Confronting Racial Terror in America

The Legacy of Lynching: Confronting Racial Terror in America seeks to spark an honest conversation about the legacy of racial injustice in America today. Coordinated in collaboration with the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) and the Brooklyn Museum with support from Google, this exhibition presents EJI’s groundbreaking research into the history of lynchings and connects it to digital media, documentary film, contemporary artworks, and archival materials.

Curatorial contributions by Kalia Brooks Nelson

Artists include Josh Begley, Alexandra Bell, Sonya Clark, Ken Gonzales-Day, Ayana V Jackson, Titus Kaphar, Glenn Ligon, Lorna Simpson, Hank Willis Thomas and more.

The Legacy of Lynching: Confronting Racial Terror in America is organized by the Brooklyn Museum and the Equal Justice Initiative. Support for its presentation at Haverford is provided by the John B. Hurford ’60 Center for the Arts and Humanities, the Office of the Provost, the Interdisciplinary Minor in Visual Studies, the Center for Peace and Global Citizenship, the Interdisciplinary Concentration in Peace, Justice, and Human Rights, and the Department of English.

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