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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.
The Ed Johnson Project

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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