Local leaders in cities have created committees to work within their municipalities. These committees host events, work with their city schools, and try to better understand their own city’s history. Some cities are also sites of documented terrors lynchings and so, in partnership with EJI, are working to bring historical markers to these sites of terror.
If you are from one of the following cities and would like to join their coalition or are from a city not listed and would be interested in starting a coalition, email firstname.lastname@example.org:
Crestwood had been hosting book discussions on the Cross and the Lynching Tree and Just Mercy. If you live in the Crestwood/Avondale/Forest Park area, reach out to Jane Hiles, email@example.com, to get involved.
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.
Homewood’s next meeting will be on Thursday, August 22nd at 6pm at the Lee County Community Center (1828 25th Ct S, Homewood, Al, 25209)