ALABAMA MEMORY

Remembering Lynching in Alabama

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This website is an ongoing effort by undergraduates at the University of Alabama to recover the many lives lost to lynching in the state of Alabama. There are over 350 recorded victims.

After slavery, lynchings emerged as powerful weapons in the hands of white supremacists to terrorize black communities across Alabama. None of these murders were expected to be investigated; no victim was expected to remembered.

Beginning in Spring 2018, students in Prof. John Giggie’s course on Southern Memory began to research the history of the lynching victims, starting with Tuscaloosa County.

They hope to one day complete a map documenting every lynching in the state of Alabama in order to restore the history of this era and the memory of these individuals.