The Lynchings of Omaha

The Lynchings of Omaha

The Sanctuary (Door #7)

time 7:00 pm

April 30, 2019

Racial reconciliation in Omaha must include a painful and honest admission about two lynchings that occurred at the Douglas County Courthouse. One hundred years ago, a mob lynched Will Brown on September 28th echoing the events that unfolded October 18th, 1891, when Joe Coe, also known as George Smith, was lynched at the Courthouse.

Vickie Young, President of the Omaha NAACP, Ted Wheeler, author of King of Broken Things, and Dr. Franklin Thompson, UNO porfessor, will discuss the ongoing collaboration with the Equal Justice Initiative Community Remembrance Project as the 100 year solemnity nears.

The event is free, but we ask all to register so we may have enough materials for all participants. Please click here to register!