Apr 26, 2018

Duluth, Minnesota, and Montgomery, Alabama.

     The lynching memorial opened officially today here in Montgomery. And these three people from Minnesota were here because of a special bond.


      They had a touch more personal reason to be here than most. They all have a family connection to a triple lynching in Duluth in 1920.

Virginia Huston in the center is related to one of the three black men jailed on bogus rape charges. Warren Read on the right is related to one of the men who led a mob of thousands that broke into the jail, took the men and lynched them. Police chief Mike Tusken's great-great aunt was the woman who lied about being raped. 

     The three have bonded because of their connection to the crime.     
     They came to Montgomery to see the national monument to lynching victims.
 

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