Lynching In Alabama: A Community Remembrance Project
Posted by: "A.J. Wright" email@example.com anesuab2001
Date: Fri Jun 10, 2016 5:03 pm ((PDT))
Community members are invited to join EJI staff to recognize the victims of
lynching by collecting soil from lynching sites throughout AL.
*EJI INVITES VOLUNTEERS TO COMMEMORATE LYNCHING VICTIMS AT SOIL COLLECTION
EVENT ON JULY 30*
*In Remembrance: Lynching in Alabama*
*A Community Project for Volunteers*
*Between 1870 and 1940, several hundred African Americans were lynched in
the state of Alabama, victims of racial terror that was largely sanctioned
by state and local officials. As part of our effort to address this
painful past, EJI is hosting a historic project to commemorate and
recognize the traumatizing era of lynching. To advance this unique project
that will educate the public about racial terror in Alabama, you are
invited to join us as we collect soil from lynching sites across the state
which will become part of EJI's exhibit on the *
*legacy of lynching.*
On July 30,volunteers and community members are invited to join Bryan Stevenson and the staff of EJI for a program which will educate guests about racial terror lynchings in Alabama and detail a campaign to recognize the victims of lynching by collecting soil from lynching sites and creating a memorial exhibit that acknowledges the horrors of racial injustice.
Saturday, July 30, 10:00 AM
122 Commerce Street, Montgomery, AL 36104
During the program on Saturday, July 30, guests will be assigned lynching sites, provided with narratives about the lynching and victim, and directed to communities across the state where soil will be collected. Volunteers will then return the filled jars to EJI staff. Upon return, participants will have the opportunity to share and record reflections on their experience.
Please note that participation in this effort will require access to a
vehicle. EJI is not able to assist with travel or accommodations.
*Please RSVP by July 25 to Kiara Boone at firstname.lastname@example.org *
For more information, please see
Lynching In America: Confronting the Legacy of Racial Terror