When Mary Turner was brave enough to denounce her husband’s lynching by a rampaging white mob, she, too, was lynched.
Then, she was hung upside down, burned and sliced open so that her unborn child fell to the ground.
Mary Turner is one of thousands of black people who are honored at the new National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Alabama.
“I think we need to increase our shame—and I don’t think shame is a bad thing,” said Bryan Stevenson, the founder of the Equal Justice Initiative, the nonprofit organization behind the memorial.
We read about Mary Turner in the April 26, 2018, issue of The Dallas Morning News.