AN OUTRAGE

A Documentary Film About Lynching in the American South

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southern poverty law center

The Southern Poverty Law Center is the exclusive distributor of AN OUTRAGE for K-12 schools. Starting in fall 2017, the organization will make the film available to its Teaching Tolerance network of nearly 500,000 teachers, with classroom-ready curriculum support. Learn about Teaching Tolerance at tolerance.org and join the mailing list to make sure you're among the first to teach with AN OUTRAGE.


MONROE WORK TODAY

Discover the most expansive map of lynchings available online, complete with full citations and classroom-ready tools, at this link. This remarkable digital history project brings online the pioneering scholarship of African American sociologist Monroe Nathan Work, who founded Tuskegee's Department of Records and Research in 1908. Among his pathbreaking accomplishments was a decades-long effort to document every known lynching that had taken place in the United States.

Produced by San Francisco's auut studio, this expanded, interactive version of Work's efforts reminds us: "Every citizen has a duty to know this story."

Explore the map and share it with a friend or family member. And make sure to discuss. When we talk with one another, we have the chance to change.


EQUAL JUSTICE INITIATIVE

The Race and Poverty Project at the Equal Justice Initiative produced a monumental report in 2015, "Lynching in America: Confronting the Legacy of Racial Terror," which documented thousands of lynchings—including those of 700 individuals not previously named in historical records. Read the summary report at this link, and order the full report via email (contact_us@eji.org) or phone (334-269-1803).

In addition to the thousands of hours invested in producing this in-depth study, EJI is hard at work on a Community Remembrance Project seeking to memorialize lynchings throughout the South. The organization's founder and executive director, Bryan Stevenson, revealed this early glimpse into EJI's plans at TED in February 2016; dedicated staffers and volunteers are working toward this vision every day. 

Learn how you can get involved by signing up for EJI's mailing list at eji.org.


LYNCHING SITES PROJECT OF MEMPHIS

The Lynching Sites Project of Memphis is part of a growing network of citizens seeking to document a more complete, more truthful, more revealing history of Memphis and Shelby County, Tennessee. Inspired by the work of the Equal Justice Initiative noted above, the Lynching Sites Project is working to place memorial plaques at lynching sites, improve the accuracy of existing historical markers, identify the names of unknown lynching victims, and produce instructional resources for use in local schools. The project's leaders are deeply committed to truth-telling as a means of community reconciliation. Join them and learn more about their work through this Facebook page.


MOORE'S FORD MOVEMENT

The Moore's Ford Movement joins activists and other concerned citizens in and around Monroe, Georgia, to educate the community about the lynching of two African American couples in 1946 - one of the lynchings profiled in AN OUTRAGE. In 2013, the Movement succeeded in having an official state historical marker installed near the site of the murders - an exceedingly rare and important accomplishment anywhere in the South. But the FBI's investigation, suspended since 1947, remains unsolved. The Movement's own efforts to solve the case spurred the FBI to gather new evidence as recently as 2008, but local support for their work is limited. Learn how you can get involved through this Facebook page.


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