Museum linked to lynching memorial reopening

Museum linked to lynching memorial reopening


MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – A museum that’s linked to the national lynching memorial in Montgomery is reopening for the first time since the pandemic began.

The Legacy Museum, which tells the story of slavery and its legacy in the United States, will offer free admission for a limited time, but crowd sizes are being restricted and face masks are required to help prevent the coronavirus from spreading.

The museum and Legacy Pavilion are open Wednesday-Sunday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

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The lynching memorial, the museum and the Legacy Pavilion are all operated by the nonprofit Equal Justice Initiative, which announced the reopening in a statement.

A new museum exhibit explores the Montgomery Bus Boycott, which often is referred to as the start of the modern civil rights movement in 1955. A new exhibit at Legacy Pavilion, located beside the memorial, will focus on slavery in the North, which hasn’t received as much attention as Southern slavery.

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