Moving Forward With Chattanooga's Ed Johnson Memorial

Jun 19, 2020

Construction began recently here in Chattanooga on The Ed Johnson Memorial at the Walnut Street Bridge.

In 1906, Johnson - a 24-year-old Black man - was lynched on that bridge.


Part of the design for the Ed Johnson Memorial in Chattanooga.
Credit The Ed Johnson Project

Work on the memorial now takes place in the aftermath of the killing of George Floyd while in police custody in Minneapolis - and protests here in Chattanooga and across the country against police brutality.

Mariann Martin is coordinator for The Ed Johnson Project.

Jerome Meadows of Savannah, Georgia is the artist and sculptor behind the memorial’s design.

Jerome Meadows
Credit The Ed Johnson Project