Sounds from the Unveiling of Tuscaloosa's Lynching Memorial

Mar 9, 2017

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

Music:

Dr. Scott Bridges, Tuscaloosa Civil Rights Task Force (clarinet)

Tuscaloosa Central High School Singers

University of Alabama Afro-American Gospel Choir