Lynching in America

Source: Rog Walker / Courtesy of EJI, Lynching in America

Following the announcement of Google.org’s $11.5 million in racial justice grants in February (with over $17 million to date), Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) has collaborated with tech giant to bring a timely report, Lynchings in America: Confronting the Legacy of Racial Terror, to life.

The study—originally released as an 80-page publication—now appears in the form of a digital experience where videos, research and audio stories can be accessed by the the public.

“Google has been able to take what we know about lynching, and what we have heard from the families, and what we have seen in the spaces and the communities where these acts of terror took place, and make that knowledge accessible to a lot more people,” Bryan Stevenson, founder and Executive Director of EJI, said in a press release. “To create a platform for hearing and understanding and seeing this world that we’ve lived through.”

According to Justin Steele Principal of Google.org, EJI’s Lynching in America project also aims to give access to stories of our racial history rarely spoken about, while “helping people develop a deeper understanding for how we have gotten to where we are in this country.”

Check out one of the site’s short docs below, then head to LynchingInAmerica.EJI.org to learn more.