(CNN) — The first monument in the United States honoring the victims of lynching has become a must-see civil rights attraction in Montgomery, Alabama, and now it’s been expanded.
The Legacy Pavilion features a new memorial recognizing more than 2,000 men, women and children who were lynched immediately after the Civil War and during Reconstruction.
It includes exhibits honoring civil rights heroes, including King, Claudette Colvin, John Lewis, Rosa Parks, Jonathan Daniels, Jo Ann Robinson, and E.D. Nixon, according to the Equal Justice Initiative’s website.
The exhibits will tell the story of Montgomery’s role in the civil rights movement.
The new Legacy Pavilion opened last weekend in downtown Montgomery.
Equal Justice Initiative via USA Today
In 2018 it opened the National Memorial for Peace and Justice and the Legacy Museum: From Enslavement to Mass Incarceration after spending years investigating and documenting thousands of racially motivated lynchings in the American South. The Peace and Justice Memorial Center opened in 2019.
More than 650,000 people have visited the sites since they opened.