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Racial Terrorism: A Rhetorical Investigation of Lynching

Marouf A. Hasian Jr. and Nicholas S. Paliewicz


This book provides readers with a critical rhetorical study of Montgomery, Alabama’s Legacy Museum and National Memorial for Peace and Justice. Using critical genealogical methods, the authors argue that the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI), led by Bryan Stevenson, uses these particular sites of memory for a variety of rhetorical functions, including the recovery of forgotten lynching pasts as well as reparatory efforts. The book takes the stance that Stevenson and the EJI are not only interested in helping American communities remember lynching histories but are also interested in using lynchin ... More

Keywords: Equal Justice Initiative, EJI, Lynching legacies, Legacy Museum, National Memorial for Peace and Justice

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781496831743
Published to University Press of Mississippi: September 2021 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496831743.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Marouf A. Hasian Jr., author
University of Utah

Nicholas S. Paliewicz, author
University of Louisville