Four black men were lynched here. Dealing with our hometown’s painful past + who we are today. When you visit the National Lynching Museum in Montgomery, Alabama, you’ll come to a column marked “Leon Couty, Florida” where there are four names: Pierce Taylor, Mick Morri
When you visit the National Lynching Museum in Montgomery, Alabama, you’ll come to a column marked “Leon Couty, Florida” where there are four names:
Pierce Taylor, Mick Morris, Richard Hawkins and Ernest Ponder.
The Tallahassee Remembrance Project, a partnership of 22 diverse local faith communities, aims to commit these murders to our memories. As we struggle to stem the rising hatred across America today, how should we best deal with the local violent legacy of slavery and Jim Crow so that acts of inhumanity are “neither forgotten nor repeated?” We’ll also consider modern-day mobs and vigilante justice in light of man’s capacity to inflict harm on our fellow man.
Learn more about the project here: https://www.tallahasseeremembrance.com/the-project
Local Color is sponsored by:
As if that weren't good enough, appetizers on us, drinks (and additional food) available for your purchase.
We are incredibly grateful to be able to present this with on-going support from: The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation through the Community Foundation of North Florida and the National Endowment for the Humanities through the Florida Humanities Council.
Learn more about Local Color: https://tlh.villagesquare.us/events/local-color/