In The News
2021 Sep 24 - Hidden History: The Untold 1906 Atlanta Race Massacre
"“It is important to learn and share the stories of racial terror, such as the 1906 Atlanta Race Massacre, to build a more complete narrative of this city. Without them we are left to understand current instances of injustices as isolated issues without the necessary context to correctly address them.” -Allison Bantimba, Founder of the Fulton County Remembrance Coalition."
"Allison Bantimba, liaison for the Fulton County Remembrance Coalition, says many Black Atlantans were arrested simply for arming themselves to protect their families and neighborhoods. The coalition has learned the names of 14 people killed during the Atlanta Race Riot and aims to identify the other 11, though Bantimba estimates that up to 100 African Americans were killed during the massacre rather than the reported figure of 25."
2021 Feb 25 - Honoring sacred Black spaces: Hidden in plain sight
"On April 27, 2019, The Fulton County Remembrance Coalition in partnership with Equal Justice Institute (EJI), honored the 25 Black known and unknown victims of the senseless act against Black lives with a Soil Collection. Because many of the victims were placed in unmarked graves and stories untold–still to this day. The Soil Collection is currently on display at the Auburn Research Library."
2019 Oct 26 - A Forgotten Lynching In Atlanta
"In Atlanta, there’s a group of private individuals called the Fulton County Remembrance Coalition, already working to bring Fulton County’s column back. It would finally bring Finch public recognition in the city where he was killed more than 80 years ago."