The Community Remembrance Coalition Chatham (CRC-C) asks all Chatham citizens to remember the full truth and history of race relations in the county, acknowledge that truth and reconcile our community of all races to achieve a brighter future. We tell the good and the hard history of our county in order to acknowledge to all the county’s citizens the achievements and experiences of the Black community and other people of color. Our Equal Justice Initiative is partnered with the Legacy Museum of EJI in Alabama to commemorate and memorialize the victims of six lynchings that took place in Chatham county. May our website and collaborative work with multiple individuals and groups over all the county educate and also inspire future dialogue to achieve better race relations throughout our community. Truth, Justice and Reconciliation is our pathway to a brighter tomorrow.
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.