An attorney and author, Bryan Stevenson created the National Memorial for Peace and Justice to remember the country’s painful past, in hopes of a brighter future. Lester Holt visits the moving memorial, making a powerful personal discovery of his own.
The National Memorial opened April 26th in Montgomery Alabama. Since then more than 200,000 have come from all over the world to visit. They have each paid an average of $18 to see the Memorial and the nearby Legacy Museum. This represents more than $3.6 Million in ticket sales alone. Most of the memorial visitors have also stayed in town overnight, and have dined in nearby Montgomery restaurants.
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