Black Bag Speakers Series: How Do You Reconcile a Lynching?
Free and open to the public.
How Do You Reconcile a Lynching?
Thursday, May 27, 12 pm PT
This program will cover the legacy of lynching in America, how we can find reconciliation, and how lynching is still a relevant topic to us today. It will be led by Taylor Stewart who started the Oregon Remembrance Project in the fall of 2018 to memorialize the history of lynching and memorialize Alonzo Tucker, Oregon’s only documented African American victim of lynching. Mr. Tucker was lynched in Coos Bay, OR (then called Marshfield) in 1902 in front of a crowd of 300. Through dialogue in the community and a series of acts of remembrance, Taylor has been working with the community of Coos Bay to find healing and reconciliation through a sober reflection on history. Taylor graduated from the University of Portland in 2018 and is currently in the last year of a Master’s of Social Work program at Portland State University.
This event is part of the Black Bag Speakers Series, hosted by Portland State University’s Black Studies Department.