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Thomas Finch Fulton County, Georgia, September 12, 1936 In the early hours of September 12, 1936, Thomas Finch, a 27-year-old black hospital orderly, was lynched by a mob of white police officers in Atlanta, Georgia. According to reports, at approximately 3A.M., five white police officers arrested Mr. Finch at his home based on allegations that he had raped a white woman at Grady Hospital. He never made it to the jail. Instead, an hour later, Mr. Finch’s brutalized body was…Find out more »
The Auburn Avenue Research Library, in collaboration with Enlightened Media Productions, presents the documentary “Below Baldwin: How an Expansion Project Unearthed a University’s Legacy of Slavery” On November 17, 2015, construction on Baldwin Hall on the University of Georgia campus came to a halt when workers uncovered human remains on the site. DNA tests revealed what many local residents already knew to be true: these were the remains of former slaves. This uncovering and the events that followed have forced…Find out more »
Artist talkback with photographer and historian Wendel White, in partnership with Atlanta Celebrates Photography. 2019 marks the 100th commemoration of Red Summer, a period of time where America was rocked by “anti-black” riots and lynchings directly following WWI.Find out more »
Join us for informal conversations surrounding the Stories From the Soil exhibit! Learn about its origins and meaning, engage with the narrative of a victim represented there, and share your own stories of how this affects you.Find out more »
Click here for more information: https://southerntruth.net/2019/07/15/last-call-book-discussion-of-the-cross-and-the-lynching-tree-followed-by-pilgrimage-to-montgomery/ The Cathedral will be chartering a bus to Montgomery, and our first stop in the morning will be the Memorial for Peace and Justice(which is outdoors). More than 4400 African American men, women, and children were hanged, burned alive, shot, drowned, and beaten to death by white mobs between 1877 and 1950. Millions more fled the South as refugees from racial terrorism, profoundly impacting the entire nation. Until now, there has been no national…Find out more »