David Waters

David Waters is Distinguished Journalist in Residence and assistant director of the Institute for Public Service Reporting at the University of Memphis.

Waters: A couple say farewell to Memphis after 'grueling but healing' work on the Lynching Sites Project

By Published: October 06, 2019 9:45 PM CT Op-Ed
<strong>Rev. Randall Mullins and his wife, Sharon Pavelda, with the Lynching Sites Project of Memphis, stand in front of the Ell Persons historic maker. The couple&nbsp;launched the project in 2016, with help from retired professors Tom Carlson and Margaret Vandiver, and retired oceanographer George Grider. Their goal is to locate and memorialize the site of every post-Civil War lynching in Shelby County.</strong>&nbsp;<strong></strong>(Patrick Lantrip/Daily Memphian)

Rev. Randall Mullins and his wife, Sharon Pavelda, with the Lynching Sites Project of Memphis, stand in front of the Ell Persons historic maker. The couple launched the project in 2016, with help from retired professors Tom Carlson and Margaret Vandiver, and retired oceanographer George Grider. Their goal is to locate and memorialize the site of every post-Civil War lynching in Shelby County. (Patrick Lantrip/Daily Memphian)

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