One Year Later Sophie Kloppenburg Continues to Inspire

Posey County Candlelight Ceremony

One year has passed since Sophie Kloppenburg and her supporters successfully installed a memorial bench and sign concerning the 1878 lynching of seven back men in Posey County, Indiana. If you thought that was the end of this story, it was not. Because, one year later, Sophie continues to inspire.

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Reckoning with Family Secrets in Best Seller, In the Pines

Grace Elizabeth Hale, an award-winning historian from the University of Virginia, has written a book about the 1947 lynching in Jefferson Davis County, Mississippi. Hale’s book, “In the Pines: A Lynching, A Lie, A Reckoning,” is more than just historical research. She discovered her grandfather, Oury Berry’s lie.

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Lynching Site of George Marshall Clark Is Dedicated With Official Marker

Lynching site of George Marshall Clark

Local officials, area leaders, and community members gathered in the Third Ward of Milwaukee County to honor George Marshall Clark, a victim of racial violence who was lynched on September 8, 1861. The dedication ceremony was organized by the Milwaukee County Landmarks Committee, part of the Milwaukee County Historical Society, and marked a vital step forward in acknowledging the past, promoting social justice, and preserving the memory of George Marshall Clark.

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ABHM Book Club Presents: Our Town by Cynthia Carr

Our Town Cover

This month’s book selection is Cynthia Carr’s Our Town. In Our Town, Carr, who grew up in Marion, IN and later became a journalist, explores the issues of race, loyalty, and memory in America through the lens of the historic lynching in Marion. Part mystery, part history, part true crime saga, Our Town is a riveting read that lays bare a raw and little-chronicled facet of our national memory and provides a starting point toward reconciliation with the past. 

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