Marking the historic opening of the National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Al, global music and entertainment platform, TIDAL partnered with the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) to livestream the Concert for Peace and Justice. The show featured performances from The Roots, Dave Matthews Usher, Common, Brittany Howard from Alabama Shakes, and Kirk Franklin, plus a very special guest Stevie Wonder.
Make sure to check out Stevie's speech above as he challenges leaders to, "move the world forward for real."
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 .