Atlanta Massacre of 1906
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
Forrest Evans: Forrest is an Atlanta-based librarian and published poet, best known for her work in Pen+Brush, TQ Review: A Journal of Trans and Queer Voices, and The Apogee Journal. The avid DC Comic Book collector fights under education, and for gender equality.
Ayinde Summers: Atlanta native, Ayinde is the Educational Director at Project South with a long career in experiential education and community organizing.
Dr. Maurice Hobson: Dr. Hobson is the author of award-winning book titled The Legend of the Black Mecca: Politics and Class in the Making of Modern Atlanta and is an Associate Professor of African American Studies and Historian at Georgia State University.
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.
Auburn Avenue Research Library Resources
Rage in the Gate City: The Story of the 1906 Atlanta Race Riot | Rebecca Burns
Negrophobia: A Race Riot in Atlanta, 1906 | Mark Baurerlein