Soil Collection Ceremony

Honoring those killed

Date: November 6, 2021

Place: 1898 Memorial Park, 1018 N. 3rd St., Wilmington, NC

In 2015, the Equal Justice Initiative began working with communities across the country to commemorate and recognize the traumatic era of racial terror by collection soil from lynching sites. The Community Soil Collection Project provides a tangible way for community members to confront the legacy of racial terror of lynchings and to memorialize the African American victims whose lives were lost and the communities impacted by such violence. 

The New Hanover Community Remembrance Project in conjunction with EJI is collecting soil samples from the sites of lynchings that occurred during the 1898 Wilmington Coup Massacre. The jars of soil will be on display to honor and memorialize the victims EJI’s Legacy Museum in Montgomery, Alabama, and in New Hanover County.

The public is welcome to attend.