We are pleased to present the following April 20, 2020 announcement from the Community Remembrance Project (CRP) regarding their partnership with the Black Archives of Mid-America (BACK). Contact Dr. Carma at firstname.lastname@example.org for questions, or make donations to support this project: http://www.blackarchives.org/donate
It is our pleasure to announce that the Community Remembrance Project of Missouri (CRP-MO) is now an approved part of the Equal Justice Initiative's (EJI) Community Remembrance Project. EJI's Community Remembrance Project partners with community coalitions to memorialize victims of racial terror lynching's throughout history and foster meaningful dialogue about race and justice today. The CRP-MO will advance our shared commitment to challenging poverty and racial injustice, advocating for equal treatment in the criminal justice system, and fostering hope and reconciliation for marginalized communities in our State.
The Community Remembrance Project of Missouri's website is a resource for Community Remembrance Projects in Missouri and those working to move forward the message of racial justice in the state. Through our efforts in coordination with communities around the state, we plan to raise public awareness, facilitate education, and work toward reconciliation regarding Missouri's history of racial injustice, and its legacy of racial terrorism.
Over the coming year we plan to construct a permanent exhibit of soil collections from the 60 racial terror lynching'sin Missouri. The exhibit will be housed at the Black Archives of Mid-America in Kansas City (BAKC). CRP-MO aims towork in collaboration with each community where a racial terror lynching took place to memorialize the victim(s) and collect soil for the exhibit where their story will be preserved. We hope to act as a site for the people of Missouri to gather and converse around the history of racial terror in our state and the need for acts of truth telling. This is a step on the path of reconciliation and healing. With a statewide exhibit, we hope to offer a sense of the enormity of racial terror and the lasting impact on our lives today.
Please share this new website as a resource with your friends, family members, and throughout your respective communities as we continue the call of truth-telling and acknowledge our history. By sharing this information and discussing ways to form community remembrance projects in your communities, you directly aid in the crucial and restorative work of racial justice and reconciliation.
Attorney Bryan Stevenson, of the Equal Justice Initiative, often discusses the importance of telling the true narrative behind racial inequality and injustice in America. We look forward to carrying this message and continuing the work of restorative truth-telling here in Missouri.
Community Remembrance Project of Missouri