From 1882 to 1968, 4,743 lynchings occurred across the U.S., according to the NAACP. In Manatee and Sarasota County, the legacy of lynching – where a mob kills someone for an alleged offense without a legal trial – and racial injustice has left an unforgettable impact on the Black community. Almost six years in the making, the community remembrance marker sits just off Fruitville Road behind the church.

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