Join Us: Virtual Discussion of Columbus' History of Racial Injustices and Community Remembrance Project
This month, we're diving into a topic that hits close to home: Columbus' History of Racial Injustices and the Muscogee County Community Remembrance Project.
On Sunday, August. 22 at 6:30 p.m. on Zoom, we'll be discussing a video on "History of Columbus & Racial Injustices" that was presented by the Mayor's Commission on Unity, Diversity, and Prosperity (MCUDP) at CSU's 2021 Diversity Forum. In the film, Norman Hardman, Jr., Chair of MCUDP, hosts local historians Billy Winn and Virginia Causey about Columbus' history of racial injustices.
During our session, learn from Norman Hardman, Jr. about the Muscogee County Community Remembrance Project that, in partnership with the Equal Justice Initiative (eji.org), will engage our community in learning the stories of the lynchings known to have occurred in our county, honor the memory of those victims, acknowledge the community's history of racial terror, and move forward as a community committed to telling the truth about our racial history and seeking a future that reflects racial justice and equity.
Watch the History of Columbus & Racial Injustices video and then plan to join in the conversation on August 22.
Register HERE for the Zoom login for August 22.
The video is free to view, but there are a few extra steps to access it:
1. Go to the Diversity Forum website HERE.
2. Scroll down the page, fill out your information, and click submit.
3. Finally, you'll find the video on the right side of the page as seen in this image:
For more context, you can also read the following accounts of local lynchings.