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'Remembrance is important’: Why Forsyth County group is preserving soil from the site of 1912 lynching
More than 40 attendees came out in wet weather on Friday to take part in a ceremony to put dirt from the site of Rob Edwards’ 1912 lynching into two jars, one to stay in Forsyth County, another that will go to the Equal Justice Initiative’s Legacy Museum in Alabama. - photo by Ben Hendren
Heavy and dark from Friday’s rain, visitors took the soil collected from near the spot near where Rob Edwards was hanged from a metal bucket and placed it in the jars, one to be sent to a museum in Alabama, another to remain in Forsyth County.