A “Fiendish Crime” by an “Inhuman Monster” Digital Exhibit
In honor of Black History Month, Special Collections is exploring the local media’s criminalization of Ed Johnson, an African American man unjustly lynched on the Walnut Street Bridge in 1906. A “Fiendish Crime” by an “Inhuman Monster” digital exhibit was developed by Randall Shular, an intern in Special Collections from the Department of History in Fall 2017.
I Am A Innocent Man: The Ed Johnson Story Documentary Screening and Panel Discussion
To learn more about the murder of Ed Johnson, join us for a documentary screening and panel discussion on Thursday, February 8 at 3PM in the Southern Writers Room of the UTC Library. This event will explore the criminalization and media representation of African American men through a case study of Ed Johnson, an African American man unjustly lynched on the Walnut Street Bridge in 1906. The screening of the I Am A Innocent Man: The Ed Johnson Story documentary produced by the Ed Johnson Project, a grassroots organization engaged in the promotion of racial healing and reconciliation in Chattanooga, will be followed by a panel discussion with members of the Ed Johnson Project Committee and faculty from the UTC Department of History. Light refreshments provided.
- Date: Thursday, February 8
- Time: Refreshments served at 3 PM, Screening and Discussion
- Room: Southern Writers Room (LIB 440)
This event is free and open to the public. The UTC Library is located at 600 Douglas St. Visitor parking is available in the East 5th Street Parking Garage.