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 Anderson County.

The two-part ceremony will begin at 5:30pm in the Daniel Recital Hall of the Rainey Fine Arts Center. The program will include five history readings—each telling the story of one of the victims. This will be followed by a ceremony to unveil the sculpture on the second floor of Thrift Library.

Herman Keith was commissioned by AAR&RI to create a statue commemorating victims of racial lynching in Anderson County between 1894 and 1911. The sculpture has been on display across Anderson County, most recently at AnMed North Campus.

Remembrance, Reconciliation, & Reveal
September 21st – 5:30pm
Daniel Recital Hall
Rainey Fine Arts Center
Anderson University
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Read more about this event on Anderson University’s website by CLICKING HERE.

About AAR&RI
Anderson Area Remembrance and Reconciliation Initiative (AAR&RI) is a movement of concerned individuals in Anderson County with two primary purposes. One is to honor the memory of five documented victims of racial lynching in Anderson County in the period between 1894 and 1911 by participating in the Community Remembrance Project of the Equal Justice Initiative. The other is through dialogue, education, and fellowship to move our community toward reconciliation and elimination of racial disparities and the realization of “Beloved Community” as described by The Rev. Dr.  Martin Luther King.

For more information, contact Dr. Stuart Sprague by clicking here.