Memorial for Lynching Victims

On June 7, 2017, 9AM all are invited to a service of remembrance for those who were lynched in Davidson County.


“Reclaiming Hope Through Remembering
A Memorial Eucharist for the Victims of Lynching in Davidson County
Nontombi Naomi Tutu, preacher
“Just Us” Jubilee Singers Alumni, music
JUNE 7, 2017, 9am11:30am
The Anti-Racism Task Force of the Episcopal Diocese of Tennessee, in collaboration with Lipscomb University’s Christian Scholars Conference, will conduct a sacred service memorializing the victims of lynching (1879-1924) in Davidson County, Tennessee.
The service will be held at 9AM on the morning of June 7th, 2017, at Fisk University Memorial Chapel, on the campus of Fisk University, in North Nashville. Nontombi Naomi Tutu, daughter of Bishop Desmond Tutu and local Race and Gender Justice Activist and Episcopalian, will be the preacher.
Music will be provided by the a cappella group “Just Us”.
At the conclusion of the service, a permanent historical marker listing the names of the lynched will be dedicated on the campus of St. Anselm’s Episcopal Church nearby.

Following the service, refreshments, workshops on racial justice, a formal dinner and a keynote speech by Dr. James H. Cone from Union Theological Seminary will be open to registered local participants for a $20 charge. Registration for the event can be found here: