Unknown Man

Lynched on May 9, 1909

Soil Collection on May 16, 2021 at 3:00PM

Event Description: The Jacksonville Community Remembrance Project, an initiative of 904WARD, will hold a soil collection ceremony on Sunday, May 16, at 3 p.m. to commemorate the lynching of an unknown man on May 9, 1909. The lynching, one of thousands of crimes of racial terror designed to instill fear in Black communities and suppress their civil rights, took place in Duval County.


Attendance at the event is virtual only. While the soil collection will take place in person, the venue does not allow for in-person attendance. It will be broadcast to all who wish to participate. Once you register, you will receive the login link and additional information.

Immediately after the ceremony, JCRP will host Virtual Caring Circles with trained facilitators for those who wish to process their experience with others in a supportive environment. More information will be sent in the confirmation email.