Remembering Georgia's 600 Lynching Victims

Oct 29, 2018

Georgia has the second-highest number of undocumented lynchings. A 2015 report by the Equal Justice Initiative found nearly 600 cases in the state.


A memorial opened earlier this year in Montgomery, Ala., to honor lynching victims. For some people, it's the first exposure to this chapter in America's ugly past. Others are still healing from the toll racial violence took on their families. "On Second Thought" Host Virginia Prescott spoke with Catherine Meeks from The Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing. Historian and author Anthony Pitch also joined the conversation. He wrote "The Last Lynching: How A Gruessome Mass Murder Rocked A Small Georgia Town." The Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta and The Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing will remember the lynching victims in Georgia on Friday, Nov. 2. For details, click here.