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The only national anti-Lynching memorial. Conceived, and funded, by the author, it rests adjacent to the Leo Frank lynching site in Marietta, Ga.

In honor of the memory of Congressman John Lewis, the American politician and civil rights leader who served in the US House of Representatives for Georgia’s 5th congressional district from 1987 until his death this week on July 17th.  Congressman Lewis was a Freedom Rider and one of the “Big Six” leaders of groups who organized the 1963 March on Washington. He was a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom and a friend to the Jewish people and Israel.

Congressman John Lewis letter Anti-Lynching memorial Leo Frank


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Jerry Klinger is the president and founder of the Jewish American Society for Historic Preservation, The son of Survivors of Buchenwald and Bergen Belsen, he is a former Yeshivah student and served with the IDF in the Sinai. He is the author of over 100 articles in publications ranging from the Jerusalem Post to the Prairie Connection to the San Diego Jewish World. Jerry is frequently interviewed on T.V. and Radio about the American Jewish experience. The Jewish American Society for Historic Preservation has completed projects in 39 US. States and in 5 countries. Over 7,000,000 people annually benefit from one of JASHP's projects. JASHP has completed seven projects in Israel. Five more are in development.