Equal Justice Initiative

Equal Justice Initiative

@eji_org

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We work to end mass incarceration, excessive punishment, and racial inequality. Led by Bryan Stevenson. Creators of @legacymuseum @MemPeaceJustice. #justmercy

Montgomery, AL
Joined on June 20, 2012
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Covid-19 is exposing longstanding racial disparities in our healthcare system—disparities that communities are trying to address while the virus kills Black Americans at a rate 2.3 times higher than white Americans. https://t.co/Jq41260BLb

In the last 40 years, for every 9 people executed, 1 person on death row has been exonerated - a stunning rate of error. Learn more about our death penalty system, which treats you better if you’re rich and guilty than if you’re poor and innocent. https://t.co/57PMPx7rJx

Kareem Johnson has been exonerated thirteen years after being wrongfully convicted and sentenced to death in Philadelphia. He’s the 170th death-row exoneree in the U.S. since 1973 and the third so far this year. https://t.co/Ay9FTwXy37

On this day in 1978, white supremacists wearing Nazi uniforms held a rally in Chicago’s Marquette Park. To overcome racial inequality, we must confront our history. Share this #racialinjustice https://t.co/HnZwhqr24v

On this day in 1860, more than 50 years after Congress banned the importation of enslaved Africans into the U.S., the slave ship Clotilde arrived in Mobile, Alabama. To overcome racial inequality, we must confront our history. Share this #racialinjustice https://t.co/BxIQxD2Rb3

On this day in 2013, a report revealed that 148 women incarcerated in California prisons had been involuntarily sterilized between 2006 and 2010. To overcome racial inequality, we must confront our history. Share this #racialinjustice https://t.co/Kgg1nBlBod

On this day in 2016, Philando Castile was shot and killed by a police officer, during a traffic stop for a broken taillight in St. Paul, Minnesota. To overcome racial inequality, we must confront our history. Share this #racialinjustice https://t.co/dGW08m9BW3

On this day in 2016, Philando Castile was shot and killed by a police officer, during a traffic stop for a broken taillight in St. Paul, Minnesota. To overcome racial inequality, we must confront our history. Share this #racialinjustice https://t.co/dGW08m9BW3

On this day in 2016, police shot and killed Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. To overcome racial inequality, we must confront our history. Share this #racialinjustice https://t.co/RS2NKNpaD8

On this day, African American boxer Jack Johnson defeated Jim Jeffries - this sparked white outrage and riots nationwide that hurt and killed many Black Americans. To overcome racial inequality, we must confront our history. Share this #racialinjustice https://t.co/yHVX6oewDl

Each lynching terrorized the Black community, and the perpetrators of these lawless acts were not held accountable. Memorializing these known and unknown victims reminds us to remain persistent and diligent in the pursuit of justice for all.

The NAACP DeKalb Remembrance Coalition partnered with EJI to install a historical marker to memorialize the lynchings of four Black men in DeKalb County, Georgia, between 1877 and 1950. https://t.co/FWZWt9pgzE

At least 39, and some estimates indicate up to 200, African American men, women, and children were killed or burned alive after being driven into burning buildings. To overcome racial inequality, we must confront our history. Share this #racialinjustice

On this day in 1917, continuing violence raged in East St. Louis, Illinois, as white mobs attacked Black residents and destroyed their homes and property. https://t.co/zbHXv22j9E

Good news! Jonathan Irons was released from prison in Missouri on Wednesday, after a multiyear campaign spearheaded by WNBA star @MooreMaya resulted in his conviction being overturned. https://t.co/Cg77jKVsbv

EJI collaborates with communities to memorialize documented victims of racial violence and foster meaningful dialogue about race and justice. https://t.co/iw41QSNBzd https://t.co/GpYXN6gjfX

On this day in 1777, Vermont abolished slavery. However, Vermont enacted laws restricting free Black people's ability to work, own property, or reside in the state. To overcome racial inequality, we must confront our history. Share this #racialinjustice https://t.co/DZdI8RHY8L

EJI collaborates with communities to memorialize documented victims of racial violence and foster meaningful dialogue about race and justice. https://t.co/iw41QSNBzd https://t.co/GpYXN6gjfX

On this day in 1839, kidnapped Africans seized control of the slave ship, La Amistad and demanded they be returned home. Instead, they were brought to the U.S. To overcome racial inequality, we must confront our history. Share this #racialinjustice https://t.co/4HQAlmrQWG

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