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
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.