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Panel Discussion on Reconciliation: Healing & Restorative Justice

September 23, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Our own Rev. Dr. Thee Smith will moderate a livestreamed Panel Discussion on Reconciliation: Healing & Restorative Justice at 6-8:00 PM on Thursday, September 23, 2021. The panel contributes to a week-long observance: The “1906 Atlanta Race Massacre – Days of Remembrance (115th Recognition),” occurring September 17-26, 2021.

Panelists on September 23rd include most notably:

– Historical descendant Donna Stephens of the Chattahoochee Brick Co.
– Praise House Project artist Charmaine Minniefield
– Dr. Kwesi Degraft-Hanson, organizer of the annual commemoration of the largest U.S. slave auction that occurred near Savannah, GA in 1859, “The Weeping Time”
– Events organizer Prof. Candy Tate (Emory, Morris Brown, Georgia State)

In addition to other Days of Remembrance events, access to the livestream Panel Discussion will be available via the Coalition to Remember the 1906 Atlanta Race Massacre organizational website at https://1906atlracemassacre.org/.

Contact Rev. Thee for more information at thee.smith@gmail.com or 404-931-5062.

Recommended reading for the historical background to September 22-24, 1906 when the massacre erupted in downtown Atlanta:
– Mark Bauerlein, Emory Univ. Prof. (and Cathedral members’ family relation), Negrophobia: A Race Riot in Atlanta, 1906 (2001)
– Rebecca Burns, Atlanta Magazine author and Univ. of Georgia lecturer, Rage in the Gate City: The Story of the 1906 Atlanta Race Riot (2009).


September 23, 2021
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm