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In 1906, a young African American man named Ed Johnson was murdered by a lynch mob on the Walnut Street Bridge in his home town of Chattanooga, Tennessee. We Care Now is the story of what happened to Ed Johnson and what a group of citizens are doing today to memorialize him. We Care Now was created by the podcasting students of Will Davis at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

1. January 23, 1906

This story begins with Ed Johnson being wrongfully accused of Nevada Taylor’s rape in 1906.  

In 1906, a young African American man named Ed Johnson was murdered by a lynch mob on the Walnut Street Bridge in his home town of Chattanooga, Tennessee. We Care Now is the story of what happened to Ed Johnson and what a group of citizens are doing today to memorialize him. We Care Now was created by the podcasting students of Will Davis at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.