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The Moment Nears For The Ed Johnson Memorial

A design illustration of The Ed Johnson Memorial.
The Ed Johnson Project

On Sunday, the Ed Johnson Memorial will be dedicated near the Walnut Street Bridge here in Chattanooga.

In 1906, Johnson - a young Black man - was lynched by a white mob on that bridge.


Starting on Thursday through Sunday’s dedication of the memorial, a series of community events will explore the Ed Johnson story through history, art, storytelling and remembrance.

The theme:  “Courage, Truth and the Freedom to Imagine a New America.”

Donivan Brown and Mariann Martin are with The Ed Johnson Project.

Note: Ray Bassett, host and producer of WUTC's Scenic Roots, will moderate a roundtable discussion at one of the Ed Johnson events, on Friday evening at the Camp House here in Chattanooga. 

Details on all the Ed Johnson events here: edjohnsonproject.com/dedication.


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