ATJ hosted a community screening and panel discussion of the documentary film, The Yard in March 2019. The Yard details the discovery of a former slave market site buried underneath a church parking lot in Memphis. On the site there also existed a marker dedicated to Confederate general Nathan Bedford Forest, one of the founders of the KKK. The film details the research which led to the discovery, steps taken to bring the community together, and action taken to acknowledge this lost history.
Margaret Vandiver, both with LSP, as well as Professor Tim Huebner who made the discovery and John Afamasaga, the film’s director.
At least 15 ATJ members attended the openings of EJI’s National Museum for Peace and Justice and the Legacy Museum. Artists, activists, and scholars spoke