The Sarasota & Manatee Community Remembrance Project (known for short as “Manasota Remembers”) was conceived in collaboration with the Equal Justice Initiative with the hope of creating an educational, meaningful site where the history of racial violence can be learned, as well as to memorialize and honor the victims of racial violence.
Manasota Remembers Racial Justice Essay Contest
The Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) in partnership with the Sarasota & Manatee Community Remembrance Project is pleased to announce a scholarship contest open to 9th - 12th grade students in Sarasota and Manatee Counties. Visit the Essay Contest website for more details.
Lynching in America: Why are Memorials Important?
EJI Director Bryan Stevenson explains why it is necessary to create memorials for lynching victims. Learn about our history of racial inequality and how the effects are felt today.
Remembrance Panel Discussion on Racial Terror Lynchings
The panel discussion explores acts of documented lynchings that need to be exposed, acknowledged and reckoned in support of the ongoing quest for healing and equity in our nation.
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