On March 18, the LaGrange community will join together–to pray, reflect and remember a tragic past. A diverse group of faith leaders will lead a service that day mourning Austin Callaway and three other African-American men who died in lynchings in Troup County.
Callaway was just one of nearly six hundred victims of lynching in Georgia between 1877 and 1950. LaGrange will become one of the first communities in the state to acknowledge this bloody history with a permanent marker. It will be unveiled at the end of the service. LaGrange will also become the first community in the country in which civic leaders and faith leaders have joined in such a frank and direct public acknowledgment of the sins of racial violence in its past.
Please attend this historic event.
Saturday, March 18, 2017
Warren Temple United Methodist Church
416 East Depot Street