Atlanta Massacre of 1906

Soil Jars for Unknown victims of the Atlanta Massacre of 1906. Photo taken by Reyhahn Granger.

To read the full narrative of this historical event, visit its Stories From The Soil entry or the 1906 Atlanta Race Massacre Narrative page.

Victim Name Unveiling Vigil | September 18, 2023

The National Center for Civil and Human Rights held an event in which shared the results of important historical work identifying two previously unknown victims' names:

Marker Dedications | September 23-24, 2022

Dedicating 3 historical markers in remembrance of victims of the 1906 Atlanta Race Massacre as well as the resistance and community of Brownsville

Equitable Dinners Atlanta | September 18, 2022

Zeb Long Soil Collection | February 19, 2022

Honoring Resilience + Remembering Brownsville | September 22, 2021

Atlanta Massacre of 1906: History and Legacy Panel Discussion | September 24, 2020

Introduction: Lloyd Pierce, Head Coach of the Atlanta Hawks, Coaches for Racial Justice

Moderated by: Sonam Vashi


Soil Collections | April 27, 2019 

FCRC invited members of the community to gather at Project South to hear the history of the Massacre from Ayinde Summers and Rev. Thee Smith before individuals and smalls groups took jars to locations around Atlanta where the documented lynchings that made up the Atlanta Massacre of 1906 took place. People were given the opportunity to collect the soil, honor the space, and remember the person before bringing the full jar back to Project South. 

1906 Atlanta Race Massacre Narrative prepared by the Equal Justice Initiative