“The memorial is constructed from over 800 corten steel monuments, one for each county in the United States where a racial terror lynching took place.”
It’s now real. And it’s profound. As shivery as a room full of shoes. The roots of the injustice we see daily on the news is an extension of a savage history, now condensed into unyielding objects and space. And when we see Confederate flags flying over marchers, swastikas burning on lawns, children ripped from their parents, mosques set on fire and black men being arrested for simply standing in a coffee shop, these objects remain to prevent us the comfort of forgetting what mankind is capable of.