Mack Henry Brown

To read the full narrative of this historical event, visit its Stories From The Soil entry.

Equitable Dinners: Stories from the Soil | March 20, 2022

Historical Marker Unveiling | February 28, 2021

Mack Henry Brown, a Black handy-man, lived and worked in Atlanta. In November 13, 1936, he was abducted from his apartment by a group of white men after it was alleged that he kissed the hand of a white woman after making some repairs in her apartment. His body was found on December 23, 1936, handcuffed and shot, at the confluence of Roswell’s Vickery Creek and the Chattahoochee River. No one was held accountable for his murder. Memorializing lynching victims like Mack Henry Brown reminds us of our history of racial injustice and the need to remain persistent in the pursuit of equal justice.

Soil Collection | March 30, 2019

FCRC collected soil near Vickery Creek in Roswell, GA. The ceremony was held in the park alongside the creek.