NAACP working for lynching memorial

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will discuss plans at Feb. 22 Soul Food Dinner, fundraiser

By Kelly Neumeyer


The NAACP local branch will host a Soul Food Dinner Feb. 22 in celebration of Black History Month and will include a conversation about its new community awareness project.

Shelbyville NAACP President Janice Harris is working alongside the National Memorial for Peace and Justice and The Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) to place a marker in Shelbyville in memory of those lost in lynchings that occurred in the county.

“There will be lot of work to be done and a lot of discussions to be had to bring this project to realization,” Harris said.

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