Each rusted, coffin-sized metal box was engraved. On the top, the name of an American county, and on the side, the names and dates of those who were lynched in that county. Hundreds and hundreds of boxes suspended from the roof. At the start of the National Lynching Memorial they hung almost level with the ground but as we walked the ground pitched down and the boxes seemed to rise, suspended 5, 10, 20 feet above the ground, hanging. The power of the Equal Justice Initiative’s National Memorial for Peace and Justice cannot be understated. The memory of those lynched in our nation cannot be forgotten.