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"You are a man. You have a penis. This isn’t a debate, it’s a mental disorder," Owens tweeted in November.
My grandfather grew up just miles from where Rice died and had the same last name. Tracing their ties took me to Valdosta, Georgia, and a new lynching memorial in Montgomery, Alabama, seeking answers.
Mic’s latest editorial effort — the Black Monuments Project — aims to correct this sordid legacy through a blend of history and imagination.
"They often say they want to highlight other types of gun violence. I personally haven’t seen that."