We all know about Oprah Winfrey and her show 60 Minutes, right? Well, this is what we are going to talk about today. The 60 Minutes star showed the fans some interesting things in her show.
This Sunday, the papers were very much flooded with important news. Oprah gave a sneak peek of the particular new memorial that happens to be in the Downtown area. This particular memorial is basically a dedication to the victims who were part of the lynching tragedy. The new memorial was shown in the 60 Minutes overtime and it sparked a lot of emotions.
More About The Lynching Memorial
The Lynching Memorial has its location at 417 Caroline St.
Also, it consists of 805 steel markers which contain the names of the victims. Each and every single victim of the tragedy has their name on the memorial. This memorial is the tribute of the country to the victims in the memory of them.
Each one of the markers is a representative of a particular state country. The markers have different names of the victims from different countries. Also, the different areas come on the list as well. Situated in Montgomery, the memorial is 6 acres in the area. Another state that shows the Lynching memorials is the state Alabama.
We all certainly know that Bryan Stevenson was the person who led the building of the memorial. We cannot be more thankful to the man who worked for the Equal Justice Initiative.
CBS Sunday Morning new saw Oprah Winfrey interviewing the man about the memorial. When Oprah asked about the lynching memorial, his answer was pretty simple.
He stated that the murderous acts of the American were just an attempt to gain the control over the different blacks in the States.
“Lynching was especially effective because it would allow the whole community to know that we did this to this person. A message that if you try to vote if you try to advocate for your rights … anything that complicates white supremacy and political power, we will kill you,” says Stevenson in the CBS Sunday Morning interview.
The team also collected different jars that contain the soils of the lynching areas and sites. The lynching victims were certainly the most unfortunate ones. The memorial is just the way to pay and tribute to it.
Stevenson said to Winfrey, “Something happened here that was wrong … unjust, and too few people have talked about it. … So that’s what we want to do today. We want to recognize the wrong that was done to Wes Johnson.”