The Community Remembrance Coalition - Chatham seeks to remember the good and the bad in our county's history, particularly acknowledging the achievements and experiences of Black, Indigenous and people of color. Included within our community remembrance is work partnering with EJI in Alabama to acknowledge and provide proper remembrance and dignity to the victims of six lynchings that took place in this very county. May our website and collaborative work with multiple individuals and groups throughout the county inform, educate, and inspire future dialogue about race, racism, and white supremacy in our community.
With remembrance, reflection and dialogue, true healing can happen!
The mission of Community Remembrance Committee Chatham (CRC-C) is to improve race relations, enhance comity, empathy and understanding across and within Chatham County’s races, faiths and communities. The work of CRC-C encompasses conversations with county leaders, school officials, churches, corporations and citizens also dedicated to furthering community harmony in the County and actions taken to advance the efforts of such entities. Through dialogue with black and white communities, CRC-C’s initial actions will include a full accounting of the history of the County to include its black citizens and to carry out an Equal Justice Initiative as partners with the Legacy Museum and National Memorial (c) for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Alabama to memorialize the lives of the 6 victims of lynching in the County.