Descendants of Lynching Victim and Lynching Perpetrator to Meet in Public Dialog

On Friday evening, February 15, ABHM Scholar-Griot Stephanie Harp, great-granddaughter of a deputy sheriff involved in the lynching of John Carter, will present a public program about the lynching with George Fulton, John Carter’s great-grandson.

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The body of John Carter, hanging from a telephone pole, with a peace officer in the foreground.

The program will take place at the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, 9th and Broadway, Little Rock, Arkansas, at 5:30pm.

The public will learn about the history of lynching and the many different ways this particular event was reported in the news and remembered in the community. They will see clips from Fulton’s documentary film in progress and hear personal stories from relatives of John Carter, Lonnie Dixon, Floella McDonald, and a deputy sheriff who was present that day.

After the presentation, there will be a community conversation, led by Dr. John Kirk, Chair of the History Department at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and Dr. Cherisse Jones-Branch, Associate Professor of History at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro.

Stephanie Harp and George Fulton are working together in joint pursuit of racial healing and truth telling. They have begun an occasional newsletter about his film making and her writing. You may subscribe by signing up here. You also may wish to Like or Follow Inheritance on Facebook and Twitter, where Stephanie will be adding updates about this project and related topics.

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1 Comment

  1. D.Ford on March 14, 2014 at 2:04 PM

    Try that BS these days and see what happens….

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