Deborah Barnes and Terry Hammond of the Guilford County Community Remembrance Project discuss the county’s only documented lynching, the 1887 murder of Eugene Hairston. Civil rights attorney James Mayes will also talk about the status of the Emmett Till Anti-Lynching Act.
About the panelists
Dr. Deborah Barnes is a founding member of the Guilford County Community Remembrance Project, an educator, author and scholar of lynching.
Terry Hammond is a former museum director and curator, educator, amateur genealogist and member of the Guilford County Community Remembrance Project.
James P. Mayes‘s professional career has included forty years of extensive work in public policy, criminal justice, law and public diplomacy and in the academy.
Part of the Race, History and Education series from the museum Education DepartmentRegister
Listen to our History Notes podcast about Eugene Hairston from 2019