Fluvanna County Historical Society remembers lynching victim

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FLUVANNA COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- The Fluvanna County Historical Society held a soil collection ceremony on Tuesday to send to a new museum opening in Alabama.

William Young was an African-American man who was arrested and charged with murdering Walter Glass, a white man, in 1892.

Young was being held at the Old Stone Jail in Palmyra when a large group of white men came and took him from his cell. They took Young to the current location of the boat landing and lynched him.

Tuesday's soil collection ceremony is not the only one happening across the country.

The Equal Justice Initiative is opening a museum with a national memorial for peace and justice.

Part of the museum will be a permanent exhibit with glass jars from the site of every documented lynching across the country.

The museum in Montgomery, Alabama is scheduled to open on April 26.



 
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