West Vigo High School senior Braxton Gabbard didn't know what to expect when attending Terre Haute Human Rights Day, but after two sessions, he gained a much greater understanding of his community, and his world.
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On Sunday, generations of George Ward’s descendants gathered on the far north side of Fairbanks Park, near the Wabash River, to participate in a solemn ceremony remembering his lynching at the hands of an angry mob in February 1901.
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The discussion topic at the branch meeting of the Greater Terre Haute NAACP at 6:30 p.m. today at the Vigo County Public Library will will focus on lynchings of black men in the Wabash Valley over a century ago and their relevance to the organization of the NAACP.
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I thank the Tribune-Star for its important coverage of the National Memorial for Peace and Justice. But there’s more to be said, more questions to be asked, more to be done.
Two lynchings of black men by mobs have been recorded in Wabash Valley historical accounts, with both victims being taken from the custody of police by mobs bent on homicide.
Lee Henderson closes his eyes and pictures Mary Turner holding her swollen belly and breathing heavily as she runs from the lynch mob.