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. 

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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. 

Click on the image above to sign the letter of support for the historical marker

Click on the image above to view the official text for the proposed marker


Click here to learn more about different monuments and historical markers in downtown Opelika