Sep 16th, 2022
This September 22nd marks the 116th anniversary of the Atlanta Race Massacre. If you’re a long time listener, you may remember I covered this in Episode 19. But what you may also remember, is that I called it the 1906 Race Riot. That has been the accepted nomenclature since the event happened in 1906, but today, I want to revisit the story, add more history and detail and share the updated language and why it’s so important.
To do that, I have a very special guest, Ann Hill Bond. She talks about the Change the Name Campaign, how the massacre reached South Atlanta and East Point, the often overlooked financial impact and the role of Black Press.