Williamstown: Curator to discuss lynching memorial

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Deborah Rothschild, consulting curator to the Equal Justice Initiative and former senior curator at the Williams College Museum of Art, will visit Williams College on Tuesday, Nov. 28, to discuss the EJI's memorial to the victims of lynching. The event will take place at 7 p.m. in Paresky Auditorium. It is free and open to the public.

Rothschild will discuss the origin and evolution of Bryan Stevenson's multi-layered National Memorial for Peace and Justice that will open this spring on six acres of land in Montgomery, Ala.

The monument is designed to bring attention to the era of racial terror during which close to 4,000 African-Americans in the South were lynched in brutal acts of violence.

This event is part of the college's Williams Reads programming for 2017-2018. This year's common read is "Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption" by Stevenson.


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