Event Scheduled

117th Anniversary Commemoration of the 1906 Atlanta Race Massacre

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Monday September 18, 2023 10:00 AM EDT
Cost: Free

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Over four days in September 1906, at least 23 African Americans were killed and hundreds more were injured in the largest outbreak of racial violence in Georgia history. The massacre is largely unknown today, even though it is a defining moment in Atlanta history — and in our nation’s history – regarding racial terror targeting African Americans.

This September, The Center’s Truth and Transformation Initiative seeks to Uncover Atlanta’s Hidden History by hosting several commemorative events remembering the 1906 Atlanta Race Massacre. The Center is partnering with community organizations and institutions throughout the city of Atlanta to highlight the history of the massacre and its lasting effects.

Victim Name Unveiling Vigil
Monday, September 18, 2023, 10 a.m.–10:30AM a.m.
Henry Grady Statue

Join us for a solemn vigil to honor the victims of the Atlanta Race Massacre. During this event, we will also unveil the names of two newly verified victims as casualties of the massacre, ensuring that their memories are forever etched in our collective consciousness.

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