New historical marker on Harrisonburg Virginia Court Square tells story of Charlotte Harris’ lynching

Sep 28, 2020

By Mike Tripp

“This historic marker commemorates our ancestor, Ms. Charlotte Harris, and is a testimony of the very best of the cooperative spirit of humanity. This is how we were able to make it happen. But the deeds that this marker outlines, in actual and factual detail, will remain a reminder, a warning of what the very worst consequences were, are and can be for African Americans in this country from the ideology of white supremacy if put into practice, executed, left unchecked and aided and abetted by the very institutions that are purported to serve and protect us all.”

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