New Legacy Museum Confronts Slavery’s Lasting Impact


The Legacy Museum is the latest manifestation of Bryan Stevenson’s decades-long work to get America to confront its past. It’s now open in Montgomery, Alabama.

A groundbreaking new museum in Montgomery, Alabama chronicling America’s history of racial injustice opens to the public on Oct. 1. The Equal Justice Initiative’s “Legacy Museum: From Enslavement to Mass Incarceration” challenges visitors to the importance of truth-telling. . Charles Blow spoke to Bryan Stevenson, founder of the Equal Justice Initiative and the Legacy Museum on “Prime” about the new museum’s focus on the legacy of slavery. “I want everybody to come. We are able to dig deep into the trans-Atlantic slave trade. We have hundreds of new exhibits, sculptures, art animations, videos, films that were created for the space,” Stevenson said.

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