In 1916, a black farmer named Anthony Crawford was brutally lynched in Abbeville, South Carolina. One hundred years later, the Crawford family returns to the town square to acknowledge the racial violence that once drove them away.
Produced with the Equal Justice initiative, this is a film about the importance of commemorating, remembering and disrupting history. As Bryan Stevenson states, we won’t be able to move forward until we acknowledge our history and address it.
We are immensely proud to have produced this short piece with the Equal Justice Initiative commemorating The National Memorial for Peace and Justice. On April 26, 2018, the space was blessed and unveiled to the world to memorialize the victims of lynching and acknowledge this part of our history. Only by confronting the darker aspects of this country’s past, can we move toward a more unified future.
That is the purpose of the National Memorial to Peace and Justice