CVHR Meeting (The Lynching of John Henry James at Wood’s Crossing on July 12, 1898 and the Charlottesville Community Remembrance Project)

Jalane Schmidt, Jane Smith, and Andrea Douglas brought us up to date on the Community Civil Rights Pilgrimage, July 8 to 13.  Its main goal is to take soil collected from the site of the 1898 lynching of John Henry James to the Equal Justice Initiative’s Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Alabama.  There will be stops along the way at important civil rights sites.
Jane told the story of the events of 11 July 1898 and explained the complicated process of discovering the location of the lynching at what was known as Wood’s Crossing, near Farmington.  Here is a link to the PowerPoint presentations, including newspaper accounts of the lynching and useful web links:


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