MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Tears and expressions of grief met the opening of the nation's first memorial to the victims of lynching Thursday in Alabama.
Hundreds lined up in the rain to get a first look at the memorial and museum in Montgomery.
Toni Battle stands inside a display at the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, a new memorial to honor thousands of people killed in racist lynchings, which opened to the public Thursday, April 26, 2018, in Montgomery, Ala. Battle, who drove from San Francisco to attend said "I'm a descendant of three lynching victims," her face wet with tears. "I wanted to come and honor them and also those in my family that couldn't be here." (AP Photo/Beth J.