VIDEO: Soil Collection Project remembers Newton County lynching victims

By THOMAS HOWARD,

Descendants of Dee Dawkins, Frank Johnson and William Fielder, three African-American men lynched by a mob of angry white residents in Newton County, Mississippi, Oct. 10, 1908, remembered and honored their ancestors in a soil collection ceremony at the site of the murders Saturday, August 3.

The collected soil will be housed at the Equal Justice Initiative Museum in Montgomery, Alabama.

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