Confronting history, Congress studies addition of lynching sites to national park system

U.S. House considering bill that would put lynching sites in western Tennessee on track to become part of Park Service

By: - September 12, 2022 2:04 pm
The Rev. Dr. K. Andre Brooks

The Rev. Dr. K. Andre Brooks leads a ceremony honoring Ida B. Wells in Memphis, Tennessee, on July 15, 2021. Wells was an investigative journalist who wrote extensively about lynching in the American South. The group was at the grave of People’s Grocery owner Thomas Moss, who was lynched alongside two of his workers, Calvin McDowell and Will Stewart, by a white mob in the 1890s. (Photo by Karen Pulfer Focht)

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Jacob Fischler
Jacob Fischler

Jacob covers federal policy as a senior reporter for States Newsroom. Based in Oregon, he focuses on Western issues. His coverage areas include climate, energy development, public lands and infrastructure.