Jefferson County's History of Racial Terror Violence

 2019 JCMP Fellows researched the 30 documented victims of racial terror violence in Jefferson County.  The 2020 Fellows dove deeper into Birmingham’s local archives, each researching a local newspaper in print during the year of a lynching. They found four more victims and analyzed the greater system of racial terror in our county. The 2021 Fellows looked into the history of Birmingham’s Linn Park and its role throughout the city’s history as a place of both division and unity.

2021 Fellow Report: Contested Terrain

2020 Fellow Report: Jefferson County’s Broken Systems

2019 Fellow Report: Jefferson County’s 30 Residents

Help Us Build Our Archive

Building off of EJI’s research, our JCMP fellows, for the first time comprehensively researched these 30 documented victims. Yet, we know this is only the start of our understand of who these men and women were. If you have any information on these residents or their families, please let us know:

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