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The Ed Johnson Conversations, Part IV: The Night On The Walnut St. Bridge

The Walnut St. Bridge in Chattanooga today.
The Ed Johnson Project

In this conversation, LaFrederick Thirkill and Kevin Bate discuss the violent mob that took Ed Johnson from his cell in the Hamilton County Jail on the night of March 19th, 1906 - and took his life on the Walnut St. Bridge.

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