Buncombe County Remembrance Project

Mon, Sep 28
Buncombe County Remembrance Project

The Buncombe Community Remembrance Project is part of the Equal Justice Initiative’s (EJI) National Memorial for Peace and Justice nationwide initiative for individual counties throughout the United States.

The Buncombe Community Remembrance Project is a collaborative approach utilizing a diverse community coalition led by the Martin Luther King, Jr. Association of Asheville and Buncombe County.

The Buncombe Community Remembrance Project aims to acknowledge and remember individuals lynched in Buncombe County, as well as to:

  • More Accurately Reflect History of Racial and Economic Injustice and Inequity

  • Heal from the Silent Trauma Surrounding Racial Violence:

    • Jim Crow
    • Lynchings
    • Mass Incarceration
    • Violence in Communities
    • State Sanctioned Violence
    • Contemporary Racial Trauma and Violence
    • Such as “Black Lives Matter”
  • Foster Local Conversations and Reflections Concerning Community Healing

  • Community Healing Through

    • Truth Telling
    • Educational Programming
    • Reconciliation Events
    • Transforming Narrative