Austin Callaway Remembrance Service

Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 6:00 PM

Warren Temple United Methodist Church
416 East Depot Street
LaGrange, Georgia


Seventy-six years ago a mob in LaGrange, Georgia killed a young man named Austin Callaway.  

Six men removed him from the city jail, shot him repeatedly and left him to die on a rural road.  

The police and city never sought justice.  

In 1940, Rev. L.W. Strickland of Warren Temple said, “They have settled the matter by ignoring it.”

On January 26, 2017, that will change.

The Chief of the LaGrange Police Department will acknowledge this brutal lynching for the first time and officially apologize for LPD’s role in it.

This event is being sponsored by the LaGrange Police Department with the support of the City of LaGrange, Troup County NAACP, Warren Temple United Methodist Church, Troup Together, and LaGrange College.  Members of the family of Austin Callaway are expected to attend.

2 thoughts on “Austin Callaway Remembrance Service

  1. Commendations for your restorative justice initiative in hosting this historic commemoration! –Thee Smith, Board President, Southern Truth and Reconciliation-STAR, Inc.–



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