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City of Lawrence joins coalition erecting lynching memorial

 

November 15, 2019



LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The city of Lawrence has joined a community coalition to memorialize the lynching of three black men near downtown in 1882.

The Lawrence chapter of the NAACP is working with the Equal Justice Initiative to erect a historical marker with information about the lynching, The Lawrence Journal-World reports. The city commission recently voted unanimously to become a member of the Community Remembrance Coalition.

Mayor Lisa Larsen said she thinks joining the coalition signifies that the city supports the NAACP’s efforts.

“It’s really important for us as a community t...



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