White Girl Uses Poetry to Speak About Lynching at Soil Collection Unveiling

Poet To Share Specially Written Poem at Soil Collection Unveiling at Upcountry History Museum
By: White Girl Advocacy LLC
GREENVILLE, S.C. - June 17, 2024 - PRLog -- Community Remembrance Project of Greenville County SC Leadership Team member, and poet, Melissa Whiteford St. Clair is pleased to announce she will be part of the program sharing an original poem to speak about lynching for the Soil Collection Unveiling presented by the Community Remembrance Project of Greenville County SC. The event is free and open to the public and will be held at 6:00 pm on Friday, June 21, 2024, at the Upcountry History Museum, 540 Buncombe Street, Greenville, SC 29601.

According to the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI), a total of four "documented" victims of racial terror violence in Greenville County, South Carolina, and a total of 189 in the state of South Carolina.

Since 2019, the Community Remembrance Project of Greenville County SC has honored the lives of George Green, Ira Johnson, Tom Keith, and Robert Williams—each a victim of racial terror lynching in our community. The only way to heal Greenville County's racial wounds is to first acknowledge these traumatic events that occurred. We cannot heal what we do not name.

The program is sponsored by the Urban League of the Upstate (ULUS) and the Upcountry History Museum (UHM).

About Melissa Whiteford St. Clair:
Founder of White Girl Advocacy, Melissa Whiteford St. Clair found herself emotionally affected by the rise of social injustice in the U.S. As she started doing her #whitegirlhomework and studying racism, poetry became a processing mechanism leading to advocacy through poetry. She shares her unity and social justice message through interactive advocacy workshops, antiracism efforts, poetry readings, and talks. Melissa has published two books of poetry "Home Work A Collection of Poems Sparked by One White Woman's Journey on the Matter of Race" and "Heart Work A Heart-Centered Collection of Poems" and is a contributing poet to the "South Carolina Bards Poetry Anthology 2023." Visit https://whitegirladvocacy.com/.

About Community Remembrance Project (CRP):
The Community Remembrance Project of Greenville County, SC was established to advance the work of the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) in Montgomery, Alabama to document the thousands of untold stories of racial terror lynchings throughout the United States with a focus on the four lynching victims in Greenville County, SC. Visit https://www.remembranceprojectgvlsc.org/.

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