Justice for George Tomkins

March 14, 2022

One hundred years ago this month, a man named George Tompkins was lynched in Indianapolis, his body found hanging in the woods. At the time, his death was ruled a suicide. Now, the community is coming together to honor Tompkins' memory by seeking justice for how he died.

"We are just here trying to bring justice, to the extent that we can, but also to start a dialogue," said Karen Christensen of the Indiana Remembrance Coalition. 

Tompkins was found hanging in the woods at Cold Spring and Lafayette roads on March 16, 1922, with his hands tied behind his back. He was only 19 years old.  

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