© 2022 WUTC
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations

We Care Now. A Podcast for Ed Johnson

We Care Now. A Podcast for Ed Johnson

We Care Now. A Podcast for Ed Johnson

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.

  • 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…
  • This story continues with Ed Johnson’s conviction, the U.S. Supreme Court’s stay of execution and Johnson’s lynching on the Walnut Street Bridge.In 1906,…
  • A memorial is being built on Chattanooga’s popular Walnut Street Bridge to honor Ed Johnson. Jerome Meadows is the artist chosen to design it.In 1906, a…
  • Chattanooga artists and leaders Nicole Coleman, Donivan Brown, and LaFrederick Thirkill, talk about racism and the legacy of Ed Johnson. In 1906, a young…
  • The student podcasters of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga reflect on the making of We Care Now. A Podcast for Ed Johnson, and its subject…