Grappling with the legacy of historic atrocities

Memorial to lynching victims
Two children visit a memorial in Duluth, Minn., to three black men who were lynched across the street from the site in 1920 after being falsely accused of raping a white woman.
MPR Photo | Dan Kraker 2013

The Equal Justice Initiative is collecting soil from lynchings sites across the country for a memorial in Montgomery, Alabama. Johnson helped collect soil from a Duluth site where three African-American men were lynched in 1920.

MPR host Tom Weber and co-host Doualy Xaykaothao spoke to Johnson and Sia Sanneh, an attorney at Equal Justice Initiative.

To hear the full discussion use the audio player above.

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