Ed Johnson Memorial Dedication Events Begin Thursday

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

The Ed Johnson Project’s Memorial dedication kicks off on Thursday evening at the Hunter Museum of Modern Art. The weekend includes a roster of nationally known figures.

Peter Canellos, senior editor for Politico with a recently released biography of Supreme Court Justice John Marshall Harlan, joins a roundtable discussion with leaders from the Chattanooga community to talk about the significance of the Ed Johnson Memorial. Chattanooga’s own, Jon Meacham, Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer, joins New York Times bestselling author and Chair of Princeton’s Department of African-American Studies, Dr. Eddie Glaude, Jr., in a conversation on the legacy of lynching and the soul of America.

On Sunday afternoon, the Ed Johnson Memorial will be unveiled.

Sponsors and partners for the memorial dedication events are the Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga, Lyndhurst Foundation, Footprint Foundation, City of Chattanooga,  Arts Build, Association for Visual Arts, Bethlehem Center, Bridge City Community, Chattanooga Tourism Co., The Chattery, Girls Preparatory School (GPS), Fox & Fern, Hunter Museum of American Art, Keeody Gallery, McCallie School, Medal of Honor Heritage Center, MTSU Center for Historic Preservation, Notre Dame, Publix, Tennessee Department of Tourism Development, UNFoundation, UNUM, UTC - Africana Studies, UTC - Department of History, and The Vanderbilt Project on Unity & American Democracy.

For a detailed listing of the schedule of events go to the Ed Johnson Project website here. To stay informed about the project and upcoming events visit The Ed Johnson Project Facebook page.


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