Clayton Jackson McGhie Memorial, Inc. Announces the 2016 Week of Remembrance
Clayton Jackson McGhie Memorial, Inc. announces the 2016 Week of Remembrance to reflect, commemorate and restore peace and faith in the Duluth community as a result of the 1920 lynching. Ninety-six years have passed since the tragedy that ended the lives of Elias Clayton, Elmer Jackson and Isaac McGhie, three young African American men who were falsely accused, taken by a mob from the old Duluth jail on East Superior Street, and lynched at the intersection where the CJM Memorial now stands.
The Clayton Jackson McGhie Memorial was dedicated on October 10, 2003, after a group of passionate community members led the effort to gain public and financial support to build it in downtown Duluth. Today the memorial stands as the only one of its kind in the United States. The group evolved into today’s nonprofit Clayton Jackson McGhie Memorial, Inc., which continues the work of fostering racial justice in our community through education, reconciliation, healing.
CJMM, Inc. will commemorate the lives of the three men with two gatherings:
Thursday, June 16, 5:00PM, Park Hill Cemetery, 2500 Vermillion Rd — Vigil. Please join us at the gravesites of Elias Clayton, Elmer Jackson and Isaac McGhie for a gathering that includes an open forum for community members to speak and conversation.
Friday, June 17, at Noon, Clayton Jackson McGhie Memorial, First St & Second Ave E — Day of Remembrance: Taking Responsibility for an Equitable Future. Gather with us to honor the memory of the three young men who were lynched in 1920. Special guest speakers include: Mayor Emily Larson, Chief Mike Tusken, Chief Nick Alexander, Tonya Sconiers, and Dr. Rogier Gregoire. Music by Jake Vaino. Come meet and hear from our 2016 Scholarship Recipient Jordan Diver, recent graduate of the Fond du Lac Ojibwe School.
For more information, visit www.claytonjacksonmcghie.org or Facebook/Clayton-Jackson-McGhie-Memorial-Inc.
CJMM, Inc. • 222 E, Superior St,, Suite 327, Duluth, MN 55802 • (218) 336-2990 • www.claytonjacksonmcghie.org