Episode 83a

Season 5

In 2018, The Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) opened the The National Memorial for Peace and Justice which memorializes more than 4,400 African American men, women, and children who were hanged, burned alive, shot, drowned, and beaten to death by white mobs between 1877 and 1950. Episodes 83a and 83b feature the family history of some of the victims documented in the memorial in an effort to humanize and bring light to their lives outside of a tragic event they have been associated with.

This episode features the Johnston Brothers (Dr. Lewis Harrison Johnston, Dr. David Augustine Elihu “D.A.E.” Johnston), Allen Gibson Johnston, and Leroy A. Johnston), Della Varner McDuffie, and Mack Charles Parker with special guest, Jean Denton Thompson, from the New Orleans chapter of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE).

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