project leader
Kevin B
300 North Second
(North Memphis)
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the project

We are working to errect historical markers of lynchings that took place in Memphis, Tennessee.

the steps

  1. Raise funds from ioby,
  2. Design markers,
  3. Purchase markers,
  4. Install markers at sites in Memphis. 

why we're doing it

Who Are We?

The Lynching Sites Project is part of a growing network of people who want the whole and accurate truth to be told about the history of Shelby County. We believe that we can heal and grow in understanding when we face openly the history of racial violence in our community.

In this work, we join with the national effort of Bryan Stevenson and the Equal Justice Initiative to memorialize over 4,000 known lynchings in our country between 1877 and 1950.

Vision Statement

To create a new legacy of racial equality and justice by turning the light of truth on lynchings in Shelby County, Tennessee.

Mission Statement

The Lynching Sites Project of Memphis collaborates with others to cultivate courageous conversations and programs that uncover the whole truth of racial terror and violence and change the narrative in Shelby County, leading to understanding, compassion, and healing, while working toward racial equality and justice.


7  Markers at @ $3000 each= $21,000

Instillation Expenses=   $4000

ioby Platform Fee $35
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $774
TOTAL TO RAISE = $25,809




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  • In loving memory of my sister, Dianne Davis
  • Leonard B.
  • Ferguson and Frassinelli
  • Ernestine Lee Henning
  • paul d.
  • William W.