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TIMELINE

BECOMING THE BELOVED COMMUNITY

This project is part of the larger, ongoing work of Becoming Beloved Community. Words penned by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. himself, the Beloved Community is "a realistic vision of an achievable society, one in which problems and conflict exist, but are resolved peacefully and without bitterness, a goal that can be accomplished  through courage and determination, and through education and training, if enough people are willing to make the necessary commitment." (via The King Center)

The following timeline is compiled from multiple sources, highlighting key events in black history with inclusion of our parish stories. We hope it will provide perspective and education about the ongoing fight for justice and equity both past and present and the Beloved Community we continue to strive for. 

ACKNOWLEDGING LIVES LOST

As part of the ongoing work of Becoming Beloved Community, we are also called to acknowledge those that have been victims of racial violence in our region. Below are the names of folks who have been lynched in counties that are now a part of our diocese. With this acknowledgement, we also recognize that there are countless names we will never know. We ask that you please take a moment of silence or prayer for the names below.

AVERY COUNTY

Robert Chambers | 04.21.1896

BUNCOMBE COUNTY

John Humphreys | 07.15.1888

Hezekiah Rankin | 09.24.1891

Bob Brackett | 08.11.1897

BURKE COUNTY

David Boone | 09.11.1880

Broadus Miller | 07.03.1927

CLEVELAND COUNTY

John Carson | 12.02.188

POLK COUNTY

Dick Wofford | 11.22.1894

MACON COUNTY

Mitch Mozeley | 11.07.1998

HAYWOOD COUNTY

George Ratcliffe | 03.05.1900

RUTHERFORD COUNTY

Avery Mills | 08.28.1900

WATUGA COUNTY

Raplh Horton | 09.17.1932

All information accessed via the Legacy Museum and Memorial.