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2018 Was When Alachua County Began To Reckon With Its Lynching History

Brenda Whitfield has lived in Newberry all her life. (Joshua Baker/WUFT News) Brenda Whitfield has heard stories of lynchings in Alachua County since being in middle school.  The lifelong Newberry resident recalls her great-grandmother’s tales of people being hanged at “Lynch Hammock,” the site of several long ago extrajudicial killings …

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Alachua County Drafts Future To Reconcile Its Past

The Alachua County commission met on Tuesday to hear public comment on the county’s next steps in its truth and reconciliation initiative. The process could take decades, but the county has already found a solid starting point. Concerned citizens worried that this extensive process could inhibit the county from claiming …

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