The National Memorial for Peace and Justice's opening ceremony will be available for broadcast on Tidal.
Marking the historic opening of the National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Al, global music and entertainment platform, TIDAL is honored to partner with the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) to livestream the Concert for Peace and Justice. The show will feature performances from The Roots, Dave Matthews Usher, Common, Brittany Howard from Alabama Shakes, and Kirk Franklin, plus very special guests. Beginning at 7:30 PM CT audiences worldwide will be able to watch as history happens right here. While the livestream will be available to members and non-members alike, new TIDAL customers will be eligible for a free three-month trial.
In advance of the livestream, EJI Director, Bryan Stevenson sat down with TIDAL to talk about the complicated history of his family, Montgomery and this country which all lead to the creation of this memorial and museum. This weekend’s events wouldn’t be possible without the incredible support from key partners, including: LiveNation, Roc Nation, AFi (American Family Insurance), Abercrombie + Fitch, Puma, The Poarch Band of Creek Indians, Coca-Cola Bottling Company UNITED, LLC and Taschen Publishing. The EJI is incredibly grateful to these partners for helping bring this conversation to a global level. The National Memorial for Peace and Justice is the nation's first comprehensive memorial dedicated to racial terror lynchings of African Americans and the legacy of slavery and racial inequality in America. On a six-acre site atop a rise overlooking downtown Montgomery, the memorial uses sculpture, art, and design to contextualize racial terror and includes a memorial square with 800 six-foot monuments that identify thousands of racial terror lynching victims in the United States.
EJI is inviting communities to acknowledge and confront their history of racial injustice by claiming monuments to install in their communities. The Legacy Museum is a one-of- a-kind narrative museum housing interactive media, sculpture, videography, and exhibits that immerse visitors in the sights and sounds of the domestic slave trade, racial terrorism, the Jim Crow South, and the world’s largest prison system. The museum is just a short walk from the memorial, on the site of a former warehouse where black people were enslaved in Montgomery, Alabama.
The Peace and Justice Summit will present an exciting array of national leaders and advocates, including Michelle Alexander, Sherrilyn Ifill, Gloria Steinem, Marian Wright Edelman, Rev. William Barber, Ava DuVernay, Elizabeth Alexander, Vice President Al Gore, The Roots, Brittany Packnett, and many others. Sessions will run all day on Thursday, April 26, and Friday, April 27, at the Montgomery Performing Arts Center. A $25 Summit pass provides access to multiple talks and is now available for purchase here.
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About Equal Justice Initiative
Equal Justice Initiative is a private, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that provides legal representation to indigent defendants and prisoners who have been denied fair and just treatment in the legal system. Headquartered in Montgomery, Alabama, Equal Justice Initiative litigates on behalf of condemned prisoners, juvenile offenders, people wrongly convicted or charged with violent crimes, poor people denied effective representation, and others whose trials are marked by racial bias or prosecutorial misconduct. The organization works with communities that have been marginalized by poverty and discouraged by unequal treatment, and also prepares reports, newsletters, and manuals to assist advocates and policymakers in the critically important work of reforming the administration of criminal justice.