The Equal Justice Initiative is committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, to challenging racial and economic injustice, and to protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in America. Together with Google, they have produced Lynching in America: Confronting the Legacy of Racial Terror. It’s an interactive experience revealing the scope of lynchings of African Americans from 1877 to 1950 and the profound effects this era still has today. By bringing this often overlooked history — and the personal stories behind it — online, Lynching in America is meant to inspire conversation and confront the injustice of the past in the name of building a better future.
We have been a proud supporter of Bryan Stevenson and the Equal Justice Initiative since 2016. Their work using data to uncover racial injustice is crucial to building a more just and inclusive world.