Common, Usher, Dave Matthews Band Set for Memorial Concert

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The Concert for Peace and Justice celebrates the opening of a memorial to lynching victims in Montgomery, Alabama.

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 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.

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