The lynching of Ed Johnson in Chattanooga: Documentary Screening

Sunday, September 16, 2018
4:00 PM
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Lecture/Speaker
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History
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http://events.utc.edu/MasterCalendar/EventDetails.aspx?EventDetailId=119226

 In 1906 Ed Johnson, an African American man from

Chattanooga, was unjustly convicted of raping a white

woman and sentenced to death. When the US Supreme

Court intervened with a stay of execution, a mob of white

Chattanoogans stormed the jail, took Johnson and hanged

him from the Walnut Street Bridge. His last words were,

“God bless you all, I am a innocent man.”

 Sponsored by the Project on Slavery, Race, & Reconciliation at the University of the South, the UTC History Department and Africana Studies Program, and the Ed Johnson Project. For more information, contact Dr. Susan Eckelmann Berghel at Susan-Eckelmann@utc.edu.

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Admission Free and open to the public. This event will be live-streamed on the UTC History website and the Sewanee Project website.
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