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Memoried and Storied

May 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Healing Our Shared History of Racial Violence

There is a racial healing moment happening in America today. Collectively, as a people, American activists will never stop fighting for justice, peace, and security for all. And yet we stand at a crossroads where once again white supremacists are attempting to wipe Black history out of the public record.
“Memoried and Storied” tells the story of four lynchings in the southern United States from 1878 to 1918. It is the story of the lives of four people before they were captured and terrorized. And it is the story of their current day community members who choose to honor their memory and mourn the mob violence that took them from their families.

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About the Author

Since 1976, Dr. Judith Reifsteck has worked as a writer, licensed professional counselor, university professor, social science researcher, and psychotherapist.

The Mission

There are many more Reconcilers than Haters in this country. I hope to inspire others to show up and prove it.


As a part of the commitment to a complete and accurate narrative of Black American History, I’ve provided resources for you to add your voice.

“To see a place that was once considered a horror scene has now become a beautiful garden of peace and tranquility. It’s not redemption, but it’s something on that road.”

— John Butler


May 24
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


City Tavern Preservation Foundation


City Tavern
3206 M Street, NW + Google Map