Neither forgotten nor repeated. Dealing with our hometown’s painful past.

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The Junction At Monroe

2011 South Monroe Street

Tallahassee, FL 32301

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Four black men were lynched here. Dealing with our hometown’s painful past + who we are today.


When you visit the National Lynching Museum in Montgomery, Alabama, you’ll come to a column marked “Leon County, Florida” where there are four names:

Pierce Taylor, Mick Morris, Richard Hawkins and Ernest Ponder.

The Tallahassee Remembrance Project, a partnership of 22 diverse local faith communities, aims to commit these murders to our memories. As we struggle to stem the rising hatred across America today, how should we best deal with the local violent legacy of slavery and Jim Crow so that acts of inhumanity are “neither forgotten nor repeated?”

In this year of the 1619 Project, we'll examine the wider issues while we embrace the complexity of reconciliation. And we'll even consider modern-day mobs and vigilante justice in light of man’s capacity to inflict harm on our fellow man.

Learn more about the project here: https://www.tallahasseeremembrance.com/the-project


Local Color is sponsored by:

As if that weren't good enough, appetizers on us, drinks (and additional food) available for your purchase.


We are incredibly grateful to be able to present this with on-going support from: The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation through the Community Foundation of North Florida and the National Endowment for the Humanities through the Florida Humanities Council.

Learn more about Local Color: https://tlh.villagesquare.us/events/local-color/

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Tallahassee, FL 32301

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