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Mack Henry Brown Historical Marker Unveiling
February 28, 2021 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
A virtual unveiling of a historical marker in remembrance of Mack Henry Brown. A Roswell Root’s Festival Event.
Please join the Mack Henry Brown Historical Marker Committee of the Fulton Country Remembrance Coalition to unveil this new marker in Roswell. The program will feature a reading of the narrative, poetry and spoken word, a panel discussion, and more.
The event is virtual, free, and open to all. Register now to mark your calendar and a link will be provided closer to the date.
Mack Henry Brown, a Black handy-man, lived and worked in Atlanta. In November 13, 1936, he was abducted from his apartment by a group of white men after it was alleged that he kissed the hand of a white woman after making some repairs in her apartment. His body was found on December 23, 1936, handcuffed and shot, at the confluence of Roswell’s Victory Creek and the Chattahoochee River. No one was held accountable for his murder. Memorializing lynching victims like Mack Henry Brown reminds us of our history of racial injustice and the need to remain persistent in the pursuit of equal justice.
The Fulton County Remembrance Coalition is engaged in the Equal Justice Initiative’s Community Remembrance Project to recognize and confront our history of racial injustice and remember the 36 documented victims of racial terror lynching in Fulton County.