Racial Justice in Delaware: Past, Present & Future

Thursday, April 26th, 2018
5:30 – 6:00 pm: Networking and Light Refreshments
6:00 – 7:30 pm: Program
Georgetown Public Library
123 W. Pine St,. Georgetown, DE 19947

On April 26, 2018, the Equal Justice Initiative will be opening a national memorial in Montgomery, Alabama. The National Memorial for Peace and Justice will become the nation’s first comprehensive memorial dedicated to over 4400 victims of racial terror lynchings.

The memorial is a stark reminder of the past, the present and the future of our nation’s relationship to injustice, and for that reason, we’ve chosen to focus our third meeting in the Sussex Series on the past, present and future of racial justice in Delaware. We’ll talk about how our history as a slave state has transformed into modern slavery through mass incarceration and a broken criminal justice system and what organizations and Delawareans are doing to make things better across the state.

This event is organized by ACLU-DE, Progressive Democrats of Sussex County, NAACP Delaware State Conference and the Southern Delaware Alliance for Racial Justice.