Consider This: How Do You Reconcile a Lynching?

February 8, 2022 | 6:30 p.m. | Virtual Event

Online, statewide & beyond

Join Forest Grove Public Library for a live-streamed Consider This conversation with Taylor Stewart, founder and executive director of the Oregon Remembrance Project, an organization started in 2018 to “help communities in Oregon unearth stories of injustice and engage in the necessary truth telling and repair required to reconcile instances of historical harm.”

Stewart will introduce us to Alonzo Tucker, a Black boxer and gym owner from Coos Bay who was accused of raping a white woman and escaping from jail in 1902 before a white mob eventually mortally wounded him and hanged his lifeless body from a bridge in broad daylight in front of 300 spectators.

Stewart will focus on the work he and the Oregon Remembrance Project have done to raise awareness of this horrific part of our state’s history and discuss his own path to discovering the power of reconciliation as a tool for healing the wounds of racial violence. The online audience will have an opportunity to ask questions at the end of Stewart’s talk.

This program will broadcast live on the Forest Grove City Library’s YouTube channel starting at 6:30 p.m.

This program is made possible in part by a grant from Oregon Humanities, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Oregon Cultural Trust, The Standard, and Stoel Rives LLP.

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