The Bessemer Coalition for Black History is working towards a historical marker for the four lynching victims in Bessemer, Hardy Posey, John Thomas, John Chandler, and William Smith. On Sunday, October 20, 2019, they help a soil collection ceremony for these four men.
If you would like to participate in the planning process or donate materials, please complete this link.
Brookside is working towards a historical marker to commemorate the victims of lynchings at Brookside Mines.
To get involved, email email@example.com
Irondale is working toward a soil collection and historical marker for William Wardley. Alex Melonas and Pastor Mike McClure lead the coalition. To get involved, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join their facebook page to stay up to date on upcoming events, https://www.facebook.com/irondalememorialproject/
Homewood Committee Hosts several events each year to engage their community in the importance of this history. To get involved, join their facebook page:
Some Past events included:
- Ambassador Training on Monday, 10/7 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church
- Working Group on Thursday, 10/24 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Homewood Library
- “Understanding Empathy & Awareness Workshop” with T. Marie King
The Emmit O’Neal Library will be joining the JCMP Book Discussion in November. Join thier conversation!
Wednesday, November 6th, 6pm, Just Mercy
Wednesday, December 4th, 6pm, Homegoing
Pratt City is working towards a historical marker to commemorate the victims of lynchings at Pratt Mines.