REGISTER FOR "EMPOWERING BLACK ENTREPRENEURS IN CHATHAM COUNTY" ON JULY 14. CLICK HERE
HISTORICAL MARKER FOR THE SIX CHATHAM COUNTY LYNCHINGS BEING PLANNED
CHATHAM COUNTY COMMISSIONERS ON JUNE 21 UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED THE INSTALLATION OF A HISTORICAL MARKER COMMEMORATING THE SIX CHATHAM COUNTY LYNCHING VICTIMS DURING THE ERA OF WHITE SUPREMACY. NEXT STEPS ARE NOW UNDERWAY WITH PLANS FOR AN INSTALLATION CEREMONY THIS FALL.
On June 21, the Chatham County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a request to accept the donation of a historical marker remembering six victims of lynching in Chatham County: Harriet Finch, Jerry Finch, Lee Tyson and John Pattishall in 1885, Henry Jones in 1899, and Eugene Daniel in 1921 from the Equal Justice Initiative and Community Remembrance Coalition-Chatham, on the condition that all appropriate and required permits and approvals are obtained prior to donation.
The next steps will include the manufacture of the historical marker, coordination of the installation requirements and obtaining any necessary permits in collaboration with Chatham County authorities. Information about the Marker, the text of the Marker, and a sample Marker attached to the agenda item is found below.