Remembering Elwood Higginbottom

Elwood Higginbottom (also spelled Higginbotham) was lynched in Oxford, Mississippi in 1935. He wife and children fled and the memory of his lynching faded from the local community. A sequence of events beginning with the publication of the Equal Justice Initiative’s Lynching in America Report brought his, and many other, lynchings back into public view. The Oxford-Lafayette community, along with Higginbottom descendants, placed a memorial to Elwood. This film tells some of the impacts on the family.