A ceremony was held at the corner of Pike and Perry Streets on the Lawrenceville Square on Saturday to honor the life of Charles Hale, a Black man who was killed when he was lynched at the corner in April 1911. Soil from the corner was collected in a jar so it can join a nationwide collection of soils taken from the sites of confirmed lynchings.

I'm a Crawford Long baby who grew up in Marietta and eventually wandered to the University of Southern Mississippi for college. Earned a BA in journalism (double minor in political science and history). Previously worked in Florida and Clayton County.

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