Common, Usher, Dave Matthews Band set for memorial concert, museum opening
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Top musical acts including Common, Usher and the Dave Matthews Band are set to perform at a concert marking a new memorial to lynching victims in Montgomery, Alabama.
Others on the bill for the April 27 show at a riverside amphitheater include The Roots and Brittany Howard of the Alabama Shakes.
The Concert for Peace and Justice will coincide with the opening of a new memorial to victims of racial terror lynching. Erected by the Montgomery-based Equal Justice Initiative law firm, the memorial is located on a hilltop near downtown.
Leaders including Rep. John Lewis of Georgia and former Vice President Al Gore are slated to attend opening events.
A museum documenting the history of racial oppression and violence in the United States also is opening.