The Jefferson County Memorial Project is a grassroots coalition, formed in response to the opening of the Equal Justice Initiatives’ National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, to facilitate a local reckoning with Jefferson County’s history of racial terror violence. JCMP believes that this step towards contrition and reconciliation will be an opportunity for the citizens of Jefferson County to confront our difficult past and advocate for social justice in the present.
The community is invited to join the Jefferson County Memorial Project at the Birmingham Museum of Art on Thursday, February 20th at 6 pm as the JCMP Fellows from our six local colleges present their new research on our county’s history of racial terror, including the discovery of previously undocumented victims.
The evening will include a Fellows panel discussion, previews of videos by our first-ever JCMP Film Fellows, and breakout discussions with Fellows to discuss their research. This event is free and open to the public, and all attendees will receive a copy of the 2020 Report. The Report will also be available online after the event.