In most cases, the street names Montgomery, Alabama are named after Confederate generals. There is also a well-seen star at the state capital where Jefferson Davis became the President of the Confederate States. But also in this beautiful state history has been made. Martin Luther King Jr. organized a boycott on the bus station in the year of 1955. He did this extreme and brilliant act int the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church the same street where slave traders once sold black individuals or goods or money. The infamous Rosa Parks has a museum recognizing her goods that she endured during the civil rights movement. With all that this state has and the what it holds all these things sit right beside the Alabama River at one time where people unloaded slaves to sell but now anyone can catch a baseball game there.
So many uncalled for cases have happened in which led a black individual to be a victim of a lynching. The thing is that with so many dying and missing, do we as people in 2018 even think or know who those people are? Founder of the Equal Justice Initiative Museum, Bryan Stevenson, said that "Lynching was intended to terrorize communities of color." He continued to say " They would leave the body hanging by the tree so that the family would see it and come claim it, then they wouldn't even let that happen." It was a tactic of using power to scare and terrorize other people.
The museum continues to explain the story of slavery into today's mass incarceration rate. It makes most people think is the thought and theory that blacks are inferior and a threat to whites still exist. The question that stands is was it abolished or has just got worse.
In the year of 1952, a law made it illegal for a negro and white person" to play cards, dominoes, or checkers. Interracial billiard playing was also illegal. It did not stop in Alabama, in Atlanta, it became illegal for a black baseball team to play within two blocks of a playground who was only for the white race.
The Museum will open April 26, 2018