On September 16-18 the UTC Department of History and the University of the South hosted Dr. Amy Wood of Illinois State University for an event series on the lynching of Ed Johnson in Chattanooga.
Check out the news coverage and pictures from the events below.
Michael Edward Miller of WUTC interviewed Dr. Wood about the legacy of lynching in the South and Ed Johnson, a black man falsely accused of raping a white woman in 1906. Johnson was lynched on the Walnut Street Bridge, and efforts are underway to create a memorial to this often-forgotten murder that had major legal implications for all of us. Listen to the interview here.
UTC News Releases posted a story on the event series, “Collaboration with the University of the South generates series on the lynching of Ed Johnson in Chattanooga.”