The Legacy Museum and The National Peace and Justice Memorial

A Walk into History

For the next two days, I will be in Montgomery, Alabama for the opening of two new museums commemorating the African American experience in America and attend the Justice Summit. DAY ONE April 25, 2018 The first thing that I notice as I exit the Montgomery Regional Airport is a sweet, distinctive smell in the… Continue reading A Walk into History

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New museums document mass incarceration and lynchings in America; the “best” and “worst” criminal justice news of 2017; a community campaign

One Mother's Voice: In the Name of Justice" (OMV) podcast has moved to SoundCloud, where you can find a selection of previous episodes. My Mission I am the mother of a now-deceased son who spent too many years lost to the streets and New York State prisons. Those were hard years for me. I did… Continue reading New museums document mass incarceration and lynchings in America; the “best” and “worst” criminal justice news of 2017; a community campaign

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New museum highlights our nation’s history from enslavement to mass incarceration

As an ardent proponent of criminal justice reform, it is a happy coincidence that my birth month coincides with the April 2018 opening of an historic museum in Montgomery, Alabama, The Legacy Museum: From Enslavement to Mass Incarceration. The impetus for my advocacy grew out of the nearly 16-year incarceration of my son--now deceased—and its… Continue reading New museum highlights our nation’s history from enslavement to mass incarceration