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Chattanooga's Ed Johnson Memorial, Through The Lens Of Local Artists

An artistic depiction of the three figures represented at The Ed Johnson Memorial:  Ed Johnson - and his attorneys, Noah Parden and Styles Hutchins.
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The community events that begin tomorrow culminating in Sunday’s dedication of the Ed Johnson Memorial here in Chattanooga will encompass history, art, storytelling and remembrance.

 

  

In 1906, Johnson - a young Black man - was lynched by a white mob on the Walnut St. Bridge.

Tomorrow evening, artist Jerome Meadows - the sculptor of the memorial that will be dedicated near that bridge - will give an artist talk at the Hunter Museum, starting at 6 PM.

Another event that will explore the Ed Johnson story through art will be Visuals for the Voiceless - at ArtsBuild on Saturday, starting at 6 PM.

Keelah Jackson-Harris is co-owner and curator of Keeody Gallery.

 

  

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