The Concert for Peace and Justice, hosted by the Equal Justice Initiative, will be taking place on April 27 to celebrate the grand opening of the National Memorial for Peace and Justice and The Legacy Museum in Montgomery, Alabama. Artists like The Roots, Common, Brittany Howard, Gary Clark Jr. and several others will come together in performance to commemorate the special event.
Additionally confirmed performers, Usher and Kirk Franklin, will also be making an appearance at the concert taking place at Montgomery’s Riverwalk Amphitheater. Tickets have been made available on March 30 and can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com.
The National Memorial for Peace and Justice is a comprehensive memorial dedicated to racial terror and discrimination towards of African Americans and the legacy of slavery and racial inequality in America. Using sculpture, art, and design, the memorial 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.
Housing interactive media, sculpture, videography, and exhibits representing the slave trade and racial terrorism, The Legacy Museum is a narrative memorial just a walk away from The National Memorial for Peace.
Organizers are hopeful that this show will inspire and empower people to be courageous and create healthy futures.