COMMUNITY REMEMBRANCE PROJECT

The Oregon Remembrance Project began to remember the death of Alonzo Tucker, Oregon's only documented African American victim of lynching. This remembrance is the start of recreating our relationship with history.

 

PHASES OF REMEMBRANCE

Remembering September 18, 1902

PHASE 1

Soil Collection

Community members come together to reflect and collect soil from the spot of the lynching. That soil is then displayed at a local exhibit.

PHASE 2

Historical Marker

A historical marker is installed near the spot of the lynching. One side tells the story of the local lynching victim(s). The other side tells the story of lynching in America as a whole.

PHASE 3

Monument Relocation

Over 800 monuments are located at EJI's National Memorial for Peace and Justice, each representing a county where a lynching took place. There are duplicate monuments that are to be relocated to the county where these lynchings occurred. These monuments serve as a symbol of pride for the counties that have chosen to confront the history of lynching in America.

 
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"We cannot heal the deep wounds inflicted during the era of racial terrorism until we tell the truth about it."

Bryan Stevenson