Randall Mullins and Sharon Pavelda, founding members of The Lynching Sites Project of Memphis, were honored to attend the swearing-in ceremony today of the first female County Public defender, our very own Phyllis Aluko. She also made history as the first African American in the office here in Shelby County!
It was an impressive ceremony that included several standing ovations for the highly respected and acclaimed attorney. At the reception that followed, they were able to thank Phyllis, on behalf of the Lynching Sites Project, for her tireless research of historic truth and accurate commemoration of it.
As we congratulated her, she assured us that she would continue her support of the work of racial justice in Shelby County and of the Lynching Sites Project.
Thank you and congratulations to our new Shelby County Public Defender!
Randall Mullins and Sharon Pavelda for The Lynching Sites Project
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