With the support of the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) and the Lee County NAACP branch, this marker will honor and commemorate John Moss, George Hart, Charles Humphries and Samuel Harris - four Black men who were victims of racial terror lynchings - and will share their stories with the wider community.
IDA B. WELLS
The Equal Justice Initiative and the Lee County Remembrance Project invite you to attend a historical marker dedication ceremony in remembrance of John Moss, George Hart, Charles Humphries and Samuel Harris, four victims of racial terror lynchings here in Lee County.
Saturday June 12th, 2021, at 3:00 - 4:00 pm CST
Opelika Courthouse Square
Corner of S 9th St. and Ave A in Opelika
Though limited, seating will be available if needed. Make sure to visit the new LCRP exhibit at the Museum of East Alabama before or after the ceremony. The museum is located across the street from the courthouse square.
Images rendered by Emily Knox
The placement of this marker in the courthouse square serves as a place of public healing, acknowledgement and unity. The courthouse square has shown us the power of community – for grief and remembering, like the memorial held by the Opelika City Council & Lee County Officers for the lynching of George Floyd; for celebration and unity like Juneteenth and Pride Day; and for calls for justice like protests held this summer.