Remember 1930

Many individuals and groups across Grayson County are working to establish a historical marker to commemorate the lynching of George Hughes and the subsequent destruction of the Black business district of Sherman in May 1930. Many community members have lived decades in the area without learning about these events. Students schooled in Grayson County are rarely taught this history. Our Journey Toward Racial Justice team had the idea to create a video to help tell the story. The George Hughes Memorial Scholarship is another effort to raise awareness of this history and its continued impact. Many thanks to Conner and Maranda Kahl Joyce, Melissa Thiel, and of course our gifted Media Director Ahmad Alzubi.