The Community Remembrance Project of Missouri (CRP-MO) works in coalition with the Equal Justice Initiative and communities across the state to broaden the scope of remembrance projects in the state, assist and learn from one another through the process of documenting victims of racial violence throughout Missouri history and foster meaningful dialogue about race and justice today.
Through Soil Collection Projects and Ceremonies, soil is gathered at lynching sites for display in exhibits bearing victims’ names.
The Historical Marker Project erects narrative markers in public locations describing the devastating violence, today widely unknown, that once took place in these locations.
These projects and the other engagement efforts that community coalitions develop, center the African American experience of racial injustice, empower African American community members who have directly borne this trauma, and invite the entire community to use truth to give voice to those experiences and expose their legacies.
The Community Remembrance Projects are opportunities to recognize the tremendous responsibility of collective remembrance and will serve to facilitate conversations and interactions that will help to heal wounds within our families and communities. Our ability to participate in this healing process begins with a commitment to honoring certain values, which we seek to uphold in our Community Remembrance Project efforts.
To Learn more about the Community Remembrance Project please visit www.eji.org/projects/community-remembrance-project/.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like information on current CRPs in Missouri or ways to create a CRP in your community.