A Twitter user has noticed an eerie similarity between the stories of black people who were lynched, and those of police brutality towards the African American community in the United States today.
Naima Cocheran, @Naima on Twitter, decided to take a detour on her way home from a trip so that they could stop in on the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, otherwise known as the Montgomery lynching memorial in Alabama.
We’re taking the “long way” back home so we could stop in Montgomery to visit the lynching memorial. Found the coun… https://t.co/ztFx9C6lEm
She then went on to explain how some of the reasons given for the black people who lost their lives to lynchings, sounded very familiar to the way black people lose their lives at the hands of police brutality today.
The latest dates I saw were in the 1940’s. As late as 47.
Some lynched for something as simple as standing around a white space, 'frightening' a white woman.
Sh*t is sounding way too familiar right now.
The latest dates I saw were in the 1940’s. As late as 47. Some lynched for something as simple as standing around a… https://t.co/wRlSPsPSTt
She then argues that every time a white person calls the police on a black person, simply because they think the colour of their skin is suspicious, the stories of those who were lynched rise up to the forefront again.
There are multiple places in the memorial that remind us there are *thousands* of stories we’ll never know the deta… https://t.co/wYFSKt6EHM