Commemorating Victims of Racial Terror and Reconstructing Narratives

Black Cherry Tree

What is TBCTP?

The Black Cherry Tree Project addresses racial reconciliation through the memorialization of the 33 African-Americans who were lynched in Jefferson County between the mid to late 1800’s and the mid 1900’s. This project is centered in Birmingham, Alabama, proposing the introduction of an annual day of commemoration for those lynching victims, concluding with 33 commemorative black cherry tree saplings being planted across Birmingham public locations in honor of each victim.

This project is currently supported by the National Performance Network’s (NPN) Southern Artists for Social Change grant, The Verdant Fund & Individual donors.