On October 10, 1905, a human life was taken from chronicles of time. Robbed of divine purpose by a cowardly pack. A soul of a Man, anchor of a family, providence of a community, and The potential of Our Nation has been forgotten. No remnants of his impact. No grave, No glory, No gesture of Justice from the body politic...The Sun continued to rise and set amidst the decaying lifeless body placed in the ground…. A seed crying out for justice refuses to sprout..The deafening tyranny of terror has hardened the topsoil of Our hearts….And We All remain buried... lifeless without atonement, reconciliation and truth of this evil act on someone's beloved family, friend, father and future of Shelby County… October 10, 1905, A Man Was Lynched..Lest We Forget.... Luther Billings was a Man. Luther Billings was an American. Luther Billings was a Tennessean. Luther Billings was a Human. Luther Billings was A Child of God. Lynched without a marker. Let US mourn the loss of a piece of Our Own Souls as a Nation and A People.
Lest We Forget Luther Billings.
The Lynching Sites Project
Rev. Dr. K. Andre Brooks