The discussion topic at the branch meeting of the Greater Terre Haute NAACP on Monday, May 21 at 6:30 p.m. will focus on area lynchings of black men in the Wabash Valley over a century ago and their relevance to the organization of the NAACP.
On April 26, 2018, the National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Alabama opened to the public. It is dedicated to the black victims of lynchings.
On May 3, 2018, the Tribune-Star provided extensive coverage about this Museum. One article highlighted recorded lynchings in Vigo and Sullivan counties in 1901 and 1902, respectively.
On May 14, 2018, Gary W. Daily wrote a Readers’ Forum: Will Vigo County confront its past? He poses these important questions:
Will Vigo County step up, recognize the crime thousands of its citizens participated in on February 26, 1901 ? Will we take steps to contemplate and discuss this event from our past and the significance for our present and future?
Will our community become part of the National Memorial for Peace and Justice Museum Retrieval project?
This is your opportunity to participate in this dialogue. Please join us for the experience and bring a friend.
A.Theressa Bynum, Chair
Communications, Press & Publicity Committee
Greater Terre Haute NAACP Branch