Northside Library Hosts Traveling Community Civil Rights Exhibit
ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (WVIR) - A traveling community civil rights exhibit, which was created following last year's pilgrimage to provide soil from a lynching site to a national memorial in Alabama, is now at the Northside Library in Albemarle County.
That exhibit is the culmination of the work to understand the lynching of John Henry James in Albemarle County in 1898.
On Wednesday, June 5, people who took part in the pilgrimage to the National Memorial for Peace and Justice shared their experiences.
Patsy Goolsby says her outlook on life has changed since the trip.
“Just because we think we are nice white liberals, we may still be unconsciously - God forbid, consciously - participating in systematic racism,” Goolsby said.
The exhibit features soil from the lynching site, images from the pilgrimage, and more.