The sculpture currently resides at the Thrift Library on Anderson University’s campus and is open to the public.
September 21, 2023 – Present
Thrift Library – 2nd Floor
Artist Herman Keith Jr, was commissioned by Anderson Area Remembrance and Reconciliation Initiative to create a statue commemorating five victims from Anderson County of racial lynching. This statue was originally unveiled on Wednesday, November 9, 2022 at Welfare Baptist Church in Belton, SC. The sculpture is a movable sculpture and will be traveling across Anderson County, visiting locations for the community to view.
Below is the list of locations the sculpture has visited:
June 19, 2023 – September 16, 2023
Oglesby Center Atrium
AnMed North Campus
2000 E Greenville Street
Anderson, SC 29621
February 28, 2023 – June 15, 2023
650 South Mechanic Street
Pendleton, SC 29670
November 9, 2022 – February 23, 2023
Welfare Baptist Church
2176 Bolt Drive
Belton, SC 29627
Feel free to listen to this short audio narrative when visiting the sculpture, allowing you to hear each of the five documented victim stories. This is narrative was written and recorded by Andrea Seemuller from Anderson, SC.