Guest Preacher & Discussion: Oregon Remembrance Project with Taylor Stewart
Taylor Stewart is the executive director of an organization called the Oregon Remembrance Project. He helps communities in Oregon unearth stories of injustice and engage in the necessary truth telling and repair required to reconcile instances of historical harm. This work began in Coos Bay, OR with the impossible question, “How do you reconcile a lynching?”
The Equal Justice Initiative from Montgomery, AL has documented nearly 6,500 African American victims of lynching between 1865-1950. At least one lynching of an African American occurred in Oregon. His name was Alonzo Tucker, and he was lynched in Coos Bay, OR in 1902 in front of a crowd of 300.
So, join us this Sunday, August 29th, in conversation on Taylor's search for an answer to this impossible question, what’s next for the Oregon Remembrance Project, and how you can help get involved in finding justice for instances of historical injustice.