Recap Video Below: Bringing The Sculpture to AnMed

The video above is a recap video, showcasing the journey starting on June 16, 2023 during the installation process and continues the journey to the final unveiling at the conclusion of the Juneteenth Celebration at AnMed on June 19, 2023. We hope you follow this video story, highlighting a weekend of celebration at AnMed.

Recap: Juneteenth Celebration at AnMed: The Unveiling

Thanks to all who came to the unveiling ceremony for the Sculpture at AnMed Health North Campus last evening. We are indebted to the dancers for an enthusiastic presentation which enriched our Juneteenth celebration. Thanks also to the artist, Herman Keith, for a heartfelt introduction to his creative process in designing the Sculpture. We were […]

Remembrance, Reconciliation, and Raising the Bar – June 27th

Join us for remarks from various speakers, including Anderson Police Chief Jim Stewart, Greer Police Chief Matt Hamby, and Spartanburg Police Chief Alonzo Thompson. There will be a moderated Q&A and sculpture viewing to follow. This conversation is being co-hosted by AnMed and TATT. Tuesday, June 27 · 12 – 1:30pm EDT Peggy Gardner Dean […]

“The Unveiling” at AnMed Health North Campus

Monday, June 19, 2023, 5:00pmOglesby Center AtriumAnMed North Campus – Entrance A2000 E. Greenville St.Anderson, SCDirections via Google Maps: Featuring: – Sculpture Designer and Artist Herman Keith– I AM Strong Dance Company About “The Sculpture”Designer, lead artist, and Anderson native Herman Keith, Jr. has a vision to “take the story to the people” in […]

Finding Reuben Elrod: Documentary Storytelling Journey

There are no pictures of Reuben Elrod. There are only newspaper accounts of his lynching. The Intelligencer and the Keowee Courier share this story. On Tuesday night, June 30th, Reuben Elrod was murdered in his home in Piedmont, South Carolina by a group of white men. A group of roughly 50 men went to Reuben’s […]

Delivering the Jars to the Equal Justice Initiative

The Anderson Area Remembrance and Reconciliation Initiative (AAR&RI) traveled to Montgomery, Alabama on March 17, 2023 to deliver the five jars of soil representing the five documented victims on lynching in Anderson County. Members from AAR&RI Steering Committee, members Anderson University’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and numerous Anderson County community met with the Equal […]

Event: Fox Carolina Story – Statue Unveiling at Pendleton Library

Fox Carolina covered the unveiling of the statue remembering the five documented victims of lynching here Anderson County. The event was called “The Strange Fruit of Lynching” hosted at the Pendleton Library on Tuesday, February 28, 2023 at 6pm. Here is the story from Fox Carolina: LINK TO STORY PENDLETON, S.C. (FOX Carolina) – In […]

Event: Lynching Statue Unveiling – Pendleton Library

The statue remembering the five documented victims of terror lynching in Anderson County will be unveiled on February 28, 2023 (6pm) at the Pendleton Library. The event is called “The Strange Fruit of Lynching” and is sponsored by First Baptist Church of Pendleton, The Pendleton Bookshop, and the Anderson Area Remembrance and Reconciliation Initiative (AAR&RI). […]

Event: Unveiling The Past – Anderson County Museum

The Earth Remembers is a special exhibit which documents five individuals identified as victims of lynching in Anderson County. In cooperation with the Anderson Area Remembrance and Reconciliation Initiative, five soil jars represent each person and each place in an effort to foster conversation and promote collective healing. Continue the dialog with community leaders – […]