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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com.
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
Pratt City is working towards a historical marker to commemorate the victims of lynchings at Pratt Mines.