The Lynching Project: Murder and Memory in Georgia, Part 2

This exhibit showcases the research of students enrolled in AFAM-HIST 3102, "The Modern African American Experience," a cross-listed course offered during Spring 2019 by Professor Chana Kai Lee. Working in teams, our students researched over 200 lynchings that occurred in select Georgia counties between 1880 and 1940. (The infamous 1946 Moore's Ford lynching in Walton County will be documented here later by another course, as well other post-World War ll lynchings.)

In addition to documenting the details of each brutal murder, the students considered various debates around memorializing racial violence and documented some public efforts at centering this ugly past within the broader history of the state

This project is ongoing.