Equal Justice Initiative National Legacy Museum National Memorial
Please click the button below to know more about the Equal Justice Initiative, Montgomery, Alabama, the National Legacy Museum and National Memorial and the commitment to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, to challenging racial and economic injustice, and to protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society,
Remembering Lynching Victims
The six lynching victims in Chatham County between the years 1885 and 1921 were Harriet Finch, Jerry Finch, Lee Tyson, John Pattishall, Henry Jones and Eugene Daniel. The links below include the history of the events and are drawn from the University of North Carolina website at http://lynching.web.unc.edu/
Click here to read the Chatham News and Record's story of the lynching victims in Chatham County.
Chatham County Fair 1950 - today
The first Chatham County Colored Agricultural Fair was held in 1950 on the Goldston Lumber Company grounds, which were rented for a fee of two hundred and fifty dollars. Through mud, rain and leaks, the event attracted about three thousand people and held exhibits in a rented tent. Preparation of the fairgrounds required a lot of work, but the fair was considered a success... [read more]