Poem by the Descendants of Lynching Victim Matthew Williams

May 26, 2021

Jeannie Jones, the great granddaughter of Matthew Williams aunt with her daughter Jordan. Williams was lynched in downtown Salisbury in 1931.
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Salisbury marked the lynching of three African Americans with a sign in downtown. They included  Matthew Williams who was lynched by a white mob in 1931. Jeannie Jones is the great granddaughter of Williams' aunt. During this weekend's ceremony she along with her daughter Jordan recited their poem about the legacy of racism in America.