The goal of the Facing Injustice project is to support the greater Terre Haute community to face injustices of the past (such as the February 26, 1901 lynching of George Ward in Terre Haute) to help us heal and build a more just future.
The Facing Injustice project is a part of the nation-wide Community Remembrance Project of the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI), based in Montgomery, Alabama. EJI’s Community Remembrance Project is part of their campaign to recognize the victims of lynching by collecting soil from lynching sites, erecting historical markers, and creating a national memorial that acknowledges the horrors of racial injustice.
Spring 2021: Dedication of historical marker of the lynching of George Ward
March 1, 2020: Soil Collection Ceremony, North Fairbanks Park
March 3, 2020: It happened here: Examining the legacy of racial terrorism in the United States and Vigo County, plus informational table, Human Rights Day at ISU
Who is involved in the Facing Injustice Project?
The Facing Injustice project is a collaborative effort of many individuals and groups in the Wabash Valley area.
Our core team of project coordinators:
Project volunteersinclude: S. Barbara Battista, Jack Cooper, Ronald Cooper, Tracy Higginbotham, Benjamin Kite, Jordan Lough, Anne Mahady, Kiel Majewski, Kimberly McMurray, Vincent Morales, Adam Pomfret, Jody Pomfret, Jacqueline Stewart, Terry Ward
Other supporters through collaboration and/or donations: The Interfaith Council of the Wabash Valley, NAACP Branch #3068, Sisters of Providence of St. Mary-of-the-Woods, The Terre Haute Human Relations Commission, Vigo County Historical Society