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Eduardo Diaz ’76 Publishes Essay on Lynching Exhibit in Huffington Post

Eduardo Diaz ’76, Director of the Smithsonian Latino Center, contributed an essay to the Huffington Post on The Legacy of Lynching: Confronting Racial Terror in America, an exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum. Produced in collaboration with the Equal Justice Initiative, the exhibit chronicles the history of lynchings perpetrated against African Americans, but does not mention the history of racially motivated violence committed against Mexican Americans, Diaz writes.

“In the case of the Brooklyn Museum, it is too late to incorporate the reality of Mexican lynching into its current exhibition,” writes Diaz. “It is, however, not too late for the Equal Justice Initiative to ensure that this tragic American story is acknowledged for generations to come.”