Mary and I visited this stunningly powerful memorial, and the associated museum, in Montgomery two weeks ago. It is the work of the Equal Justice Initiative, eji.org, and their work could not be more plainspoken with respect to the history of race in the US before and after the Civil War.
They also mince no words describing the founding of the US economy on a base of stolen labor and expropriated land.
Every upper middle school student in the U.S. should spend a day in Montgomery. Please read the linked article or go to the EJI website for more. --CAM