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Week of Remembrance Reflects on 1920 Duluth Lynchings

Updated: 06/15/2014 10:54 PM
Created: 06/15/2014 9:08 PM WDIO.com

A vigil was held Sunday night to mark the beginning of the 2014 Week of Remembrance for the 1920 lynchings in Duluth.

The vigil took place at the grave sites of Elias Clayton, Elmer Jackson and Isaac McGhie, who were lynched by a mob in 1920.

The week of remembrance is put on by the Clayton Jackson McGhie Memorial, built in 2003. Rojier Gregoire, the co-chairman of the board, said the memorial allows this event to not slip into history.

"Our work with Clayton Jackson McGhie Memorial is vindicated every year, every day, every moment, by the people who come by and take a look at it and see how extraordinary the murder of those three men, the impact of those three men on the city of Duluth," Gregoire said.

For more information on the week of remembrance, visit the Clayton Jackson McGhie website.

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