New UA Class Reveals History of Local Lynchings

On February 28, 2017, Posted by , In Uncategorized, By , , With No Comments

February 27, 2017 “TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — In the fall of 1933, Dennis Cross, a 50-year-old black man who was paralyzed from the waist down, was accused of sexually assaulting a white woman in Tuscaloosa.…” The University of Alabama News

Join us for an unveiling…

    …of a historical marker memorializing eight African American men lynched in Tuscaloosa County between 1884 and 1933. Meet at 2803 6th Street, Tuscaloosa, AL, near the old county courthouse.         Following the unveiling there will be a program at First African Baptist Church, 2621 Stillman…

Apology and Reconciliation

On January 27, 2017, Posted by , In Articles, By , , With No Comments

New York Times article, January 26, 2017: Nearly 8 Decades Later, an Apology for a Lynching in Georgia “LaGRANGE, Ga. — Some people here had never heard about the lynching of Austin Callaway — about how, almost 77 years ago, he was dragged out of a jail cell by a…