Alexander and Shaw were black men who were accused of crimes, when they were forcibly removed from the jail by a mob and hung from a light post in Plaza Ferdinand.
A small area near where the lynching occurred was excavated for soil collection. During the ceremony, Ora Wills, a relative of one of the lynching victims, shoveled the soil into the jars. The jars will go to The Legacy Museum in Montgomery, Alabama to be part of their “From Enslavement to Mass Incarceration” exhibit.
The museum opened in April 2018. The building was built on the site of a former warehouse where enslaved black people were imprisoned during the slave trade. According to the museum’s website, the exhibit “is an engine for education about the legacy of racial inequality and for the truth and reconciliation that leads to real solutions to contemporary problems.”
You can read more about the museum by visiting their website.
Ready, set, go! Northwest Florida Day of Play is this Saturday
We're getting so excited for the 5210 Northwest Florida Day of Play this Saturday, September 29th! There are several new event activities this year.
Little daredevils can channel their inner warrior and try the mobile ninja-style obstacle course from Ninja Life!
New and expecting parents will want to make sure they visit the Escambia County Healthy Start Coalition's Healthy Start Row for information and activities for new moms and dads!
And kids can get a feel for the great outdoors at the archery range and fishing clinics in the Combined Insurance Services, Inc. Outdoor Adventure Area!
Come check out the many ways families get moving! On September 29, 2018 from 10 am to 2 pm
, families will shut off their computers, tablets, and TVs and head outdoors for some fun!
Join us for a day of exciting activities, games, sports, contests and physical challenges for the entire family.
Learn more about our partner 5-2-1-0 NWFL
and the Florida Department of Health's initiative to improve overall health in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties.Tag us in your photos at the event with the hashtag #5210dayofplay
Congratulations to our Employee of the Month!