National Memorial for Peace and Justice

Forum is ‘first step’ in healing

By Sabrina Bates Atonement, repentance, reconciliation and forgiveness. Those four words resonated throughout the discussion of Weakley County‚Äôs painful past during a forum held Saturday morning at C.E. Weldon Public Library. The conversation shed light on the five documented county victims of lynching during the late 1800s and early 1900s. Last summer, a handful of…

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