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Education Matters – Wake students chronicle lynching history

Topic: Wake Students Chronicle Lynching History

Last year, students from Wake County’s Middle Creek High School, along with students from two other local schools, worked with the Alabama-based Equal Justice Initiative to document the only confirmed lynching case in Wake County. Following this transformative work, students began working with the Wake County Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s ongoing efforts to bring a memorial marker and other activities to the area to shed further light on that event. We’ll hear from two of the students and the teacher who inspired them to embark on this journey.


Matt Scialdone, English Teacher, Middle Creek High School, Wake County

Destinee Eaton, Student, Middle Creek High School Class of 2018

Yancy Greer, Student, Middle Creek High School Class of 2019

Keith Poston

Keith Poston is the president and executive director of the Public School Forum of North Carolina.