Ceremony of Remembrance – Marker Revealed in Downtown Anderson – October 3, 2023 at 11am.

Tuesday. October 3, 2023 was an amazing day in Anderson County. A permanent marker memorializing the five victims of racial terror lynching was revealed to the community during a ceremony in downtown Anderson. Among those in attendance were city leaders, county leaders, faith leaders, law enforcement, citizens…a diverse crowd of individuals committed to remembering those […]

Remembrance, Reconciliation, & Reveal: Anderson University, September 21st

During a gathering and unveiling event, “Remembrance & Reconciliation” September 21 at Anderson University, the memories of five Anderson County victims of racial violence were honored and the sculpture was unveiled at Thrift Library, where it can be seen by the public now through February 2024. At the event were Anderson University administration, faculty, staff […]

Ceremony of Remembrance – Downtown Anderson – October 3rd at 11am

Anderson Area Remembrance and Reconciliation Initiative (AAR&RI) invites the community to a special event on October 3, 2023 at 11:00 am. We will unveil a marker memorializing the five victims of racial terror lynching in Anderson County. The marker will be placed on South Main Street between John Street and River Street. This event is […]

Sculpture Unveiling at Anderson University – September 21st at 5:30pm

Anderson University will be hosting the Sculpture created by Anderson Artist Herman Keith for the Anderson Area Remembrance & Reconciliation Initiative. It will be unveiled during a ceremony which begins on September 21, 2023 at 5:30 p.m. Join us as we continue our mission to honor the five known victims of racial terror lynching in […]

AnMed Part 3: An Evening with Dr. Otis Pickett, Clemson University Historian

The Office of Diversity at AnMed would like to share with you to the final installment of a 3-part series inspired by The AAR&RI Sculpture in Residence at the AnMed North Campus in the Oglesby Center Atrium. Dr. Otis Pickett, Clemson University Historian spoke to a crowd that filled the Oglesby Center Atrium with AnMed […]

Recap: “Remembrance, Reconciliation and Raising the Bar – June 27, 2023 at AnMed

AnMed was at the table in 2020 to help establish the Anderson Area Remembrance and Reconciliation Initiative. Despite the unprecedented challenges of a once-in-a-generation pandemic and escalating social unrest, AAR&RI began an unprecedented effort in this community to honor the five known victims of racial terror lynching. Our objective is to reflect more honestly on […]

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 […]