The Lynching of Ed Johnson in Historical Perspective-Annual Africana Studies Lecture

Monday, September 17, 2018
5:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Derthick Hall 101
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Susan Eckelmann
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History Department
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http://events.utc.edu/MasterCalendar/EventDetails.aspx?EventDetailId=119627

This lecture is part of a three-day series in collaboration with the University of the South titled, “The Lynching of Ed Johnson in Chattanooga: A critical discussion of the history of racial violence in the U.S.”

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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