Mack Henry Brown


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 Vickery 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.