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Birmingham Unveils First Historical Lynching Marker at Sloss Furnaces

By Ameera Steward The Birmingham Times More than 300 people joined members of the Jefferson County Memorial Project (JCMP), city and county officials, residents and civic...

Citizen-led coalition uncovers history of lynching in Jeffco

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times Local activist and community organizer T. Marie King noticed a familiar name among the victims of racial terror when she...

Local college students compile forceful report on lynchings in Bham area

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times Between the 1880s and 1940, a documented 30 people were lynched or victims of racial terror violence in Jefferson County,...

For Myeisha Hutchinson, conversations about area’s racial past are personal

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times Tracing her family’s history and creating conversation about Jefferson County’s racial past are not easy, but Myeisha Hutchinson won’t be...

Equal Justice Initiative dedicates marker for lynching victims in Tuscaloosa County

Special to The Times The Equal Justice Initiative this week unveiled a historical marker memorializing eight African American men lynched in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, between 1884...

Black Female Activist Charged With Lynching in Controversial Case

By The Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. — When Sacramento police arrested black activist Maile Hampton  (pictured) over her role in a Black Lives Matter protest...

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