The 2023 Atlanta Race Massacre Commemoration

Days of Remembrance Archives

2023 Schedule of Events

Founders Day

Saturday September 16th, 2023

Host: Atlanta Branch of ASALH 

Where: Evelyn Lowery Library at Cascade (3665 Cascade Rd, Atlanta, GA 30331)

Time: 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

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Join the Atlanta Branch of the Association for the Study of African American Life & History (ASALH) to celebrate founder Dr. Carter G. Woodson, and the 8th Anniversary of the Atlanta Branch. The victims of the 1906 Atlanta Race Massacre will be honored with a call to action.

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Dinner & Discussion

Sunday September 17th, 2023

Host: Equitable Dinners Atlanta 

Where: Drew Charter School 300 Eva Davis Way SE, Atlanta, GA 30317

Time: 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.

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Equitable Dinners Atlanta is a transformative city-wide event bringing together people from diverse backgrounds in a facilitated conversation about complex issues, like racism. Equitable Dinners unique approach combines art and conversation, over a meal with neighbors and strangers, to create an experience where every voice has space and every story is sacred. Guests leave our events inspired to take positive action in their communities, workplaces, and their homes. This year’s theme is “An Invitation to: Real Talk. Real Stories. Real Action.”

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1906 Unknown Victims Unveiling Vigil

Monday September 18th, 2023

Host: The National Center for Civil and Human Rights

Where: Henry Grady Statue (50 Marietta Street, Atlanta, GA 30303)

Time: 10:00 – 10:30 a.m.

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Join the National Center for Civil and Human Rights for a solemn vigil to honor the victims of the Atlanta Race Massacre. During this event, we will also unveil the names of two additional victims, ensuring that their memories are forever etched in our collective consciousness.

For more information click here.

1906 Atlanta Race Massacre Candlelight Vigil

Wednesday September 20th, 2023

Host: Fulton County Remembrance Coalition and The Equal Justice Initiative

Where: 105 Courtland Street SE, Atlanta 30303 (First Congregational Church)

Time: 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

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Join the Fulton County Remembrance Coalition for a candlelight memorial ceremony honoring the lives lost to the 1906 Atlanta Race Massacre and remembering the resilience of the residents of Darktown.  

For more information click here.

“Perseverance: The Response of Black Business and Women to Atlanta’s Race Massacre”

Thursday September 21st, 2023

Co-hosts: Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys and The Coalition to Remember the 1906 Atlanta Race Massacre

Where: Emory School of Law

Time: 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

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Featuring:

Dr. Keith Hollingsworth – Morehouse College,  Dept.of Business Administration

Dr. Clarissa Myrick-Harris – 
Morehouse College, Department of Africana Studies

Dr. Hollingsworth will share the resilience of the Black business community in the Central Business District after the 1906 Atlanta Race Massacre which has only recently been brought to light.

Dr. Myrick-Harris will uplift the integral role of Atlanta’s women such as Adrienne Herndon, Eugenia Burns Hope, and Mattie Canty Adams.

A complimentary pre-reception will be provided from 6:00 – 6:30 p.m.

“(re)defining History: Uncovering the 1906 Atlanta Race Massacre”

Film Premiere and Descendant Conversation

Friday September 22nd, 2023

Host: The National Center for Civil and Human Rights and WABE

Where: The Gathering Spot, 384 Northyards Blvd., Atlanta 30313

Time: 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.

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1906 Atlanta Race Massacre: Community Symposium

Saturday, September 23, 2023

Host: Coalition to Remember the 1906 Atlanta Race Massacre

Where: Auburn Avenue Research Library, 101 Auburn Avenue, Atlanta 30303

Time: 11:00 – 4:30 p.m.

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Join with community activists for an intimate gathering of conversations on remembrance, restoration, reconciliation, and resilience. Representatives for the Metro Atlanta Chapter of African American History and Genealogy Society (AAHGS), Dr. Karcheik Sims-Alvarado, Chair of the Fulton County Reparations Task Force, and Dr. Susan Glisson, Executive Director of William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation will facilitate. The keynote will be delivered by Dr. Daniel Black, Professor of African American Studies at Clark Atlanta University and author of “Black on Black: On Our Resilience and Brilliance in America” 

The symposium is co-sponsored by Coalition Conveners: Culture Centers International, Southern Truth & Reconciliation, and the Fulton County Remembrance Coalition

FREE and open to the public; RSVP required for box lunch. 

Click here to register. Deadline: Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Zeb Long Remembrance Beautification

Sunday, September 24, 2023

Host: City of East Point and Fulton County Remembrance Coalition

Where: Sumner Park (1889 Lexington Ave East Point GA 30344)

Time: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

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Join the City of East Point and Fulton County Remembrance Coalition for the beautification of the marker honoring the life of Zeb Long, a 1906 Atlanta Race Massacre victim.  

For more information click here.

Dinner & Discussion

Sunday, September 24, 2023

Host: Equitable Dinners

Where: National Center for Civil and Human Rights

Time: 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

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Equitable Dinners Atlanta will present its annual event in collaboration with the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, Out of Hand Theater, The Center, the Fulton County Remembrance Coalition, and numerous community partners will host dinners and guided conversations in September throughout Metro Atlanta about the 1906 Atlanta Race Massacre. Dinners feature live-action plays focusing on stories from the 1906 Massacre to generate courageous conversations about the root causes of violence and racial terror, and inspire positive action for moving forward together in our communities.

The Center is hosting an Equitable Dinner at our building on Sunday, September 24. That date is the anniversary of the last night of the massacre in 1906. 

For more information click here.

Dr. Daniel Black

Saturday September 12th, 2023

A symposium panel and round-table discussion featuring Keynote Speaker  Dr. Daniel Black, Author of the book “Black on Black“, to be held at the Auburn Avenue Research Library, downtown Atlanta.

"Author Daniel Black’s new collection of essays dig deep into Blackness, history & racial tension in this country, while simultaneously serving as a powerful call to action and a celebration of Black culture.

– RaceForward.org

"Dr. Daniel Black is someone I have followed ever since I I was at Tuskegee/AUM; his books are profound, and so are his discussions. "

– MsTsBookRoom.com

" In his debut essay collection, Black gives voice to the experiences of those who often find themselves on the margins. 'Black on Black' celebrates the resilience, fortitude, and survival of black people."

– SarniaBookKeeper.com