Community members gathered alongside the Equal Justice Initiative in Tuscaloosa earlier this week to shine a light on one of the darkest periods in Alabama’s history. The EJI’s Community Remembrance Project unveiled a marker commemorating the eight documented lynching victims in Tuscaloosa County.
APR’s Alex AuBuchon prepared this look at the unveiling and program.
Speakers, in order:
Jonathan Kubakudimana, Justice Fellow at the Equal Justice Initiative
Ms. Debra Love, whose great-uncle was lynched in Alabama in 1933.
Bryan Stevenson, Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative
Dr. Martha Morgan, professor emerita at the University of Alabama School of Law and EJI Executive Board Member
and the Rev. Dr. Tommie Watkins, Associate Rector at Canterbury Chapel Episcopal Church
Dr. Scott Bridges, Tuscaloosa Civil Rights Task Force (clarinet)
Tuscaloosa Central High School Singers
University of Alabama Afro-American Gospel Choir