This week Radio Gallery honors the memory of Elias Clayton, Elmer Jackson, and Issac McGhie, three black men who were attacked and lynched in Duluth on June 15th, 1920. Artist Carla Stetson shares the story of the Clayton Jackson McGhie Memorial.
Carla Stetson, the artist of the Clayton Jackson McGhie Memorial speaks with Radio Gallery about the story behind the memorial, the significance in it, and provides a reminiscence of the day of the installation. The memorial stands on sight where the lynching occurred at the corner of 1st Street and 2nd Avenue East in downtown Duluth. Carla shares the way that she was inspired to construct the memorial in the way that gives an identity to the three men. The memorial stands to make Duluth and what happened a part of the world while reminding us all to be more aware of what racism really is. It provides a reminder to all of us to speak out in the face of injustice.
The Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund
The Duluth Public Arts Commission