The Mary Turner Project
mary turner historical marker
Relevant Documents
Please note that documents will be added to the site as they become available and are digitized. The MTP thanks historican Dr. Christorpher Meyers for sharing his research documentation with the project.

Assorted Mary Turner Related Documents

Memorandum for Govenor Dorsey from Walter F. White, July 10, 1918, Papers of the NAACP, Group I. Series C, Box 353, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

Letter to President Woodrow Wilson, July 25, 1918

White House recept of NAACP Letter, July 26, 1918

Walter White, "The Work of a Mob," The Crisis Vol. 16 (September 1918), Pgs.221-223.

NAACP Press Release September 12,1918 (from NAACP Papers Collection)

Letter to Walter White from New York City Attorney, C.P. Dam, September 13, 1918 (from NAACP Papers Collection)

Letter from Walter White to NAACP Secretary concerning lynching witness George Spratling, November 12, 1918 (from NAACP Papers Collection)

NAACP Letter to Attorney C.P. Dam, November 12, 1918 (from NAACP Papers Collection)

NAACP Letter to Judge William Kenyon, November 13, 1918 (from NAACP Papers Collection)

Walter White Memo to Attorney C.P. Dam, November 19, 1918 (from NAACP Papers Collection)

Georgia Govenor Dorsey Response to NAACP, November 19, 1918 - where he states that if Blacks would address the "criminal element of their race and stop rapes it would go a long way to stopping lynchings." (from NAACP Papers Collection)


Newspaper Reports

Atlanta Constitution, May 18th, 1918

Savannah News, May 18th, 1918

Atlanta Journal, May 18th, 1918

Atlanta Journal, May 19th, 1918

Brooklyn Eagle, May 20th, 1918

Valdosta Daily Times, May 20th, 1918

Atlanta Journal, May 20th, 1918

Atlanta Constitution, May 20th, 1918

Thomasville Daily Times, May 20th, 1918

Atlanta Constitution, May 24th, 1918

New York Times, May 20th, 1918

Baltimore Herald, May 20th, 1918

Savannah Morning News, May 21th, 1918

Atlanta Constitution, May 24th, 1918

Atlanta Journal, May 25th, 1918

Savanah Tribune Editorial, May 25th, 1918

Pittsburgh Courier, June 1st, 1918

New York Age, June 1st, 1918

San Francisco Call and Port, August 23, 1918.


MTP Documents and Media Coverage

2014 Testimony for the United States Senate Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights

2014 Slavery Public Forum Powerpoint (in PDF format)

2014 Slavery Public Forum Handout (in PDF format)

2009 MTP Pamphlet

1860 Georgia Counties Map (Percentage of the Total Population that was Enslaved)

1860 U.S. Slave Census Map (5 mb file)

2005 U.S. Senate Resolution Apologizing for Lynchings

A Place to Lay Their Heads by Charles Forehand (Great Grand Nephew of Hayes and Mary Turner)

Valdosta Daily Times (2009 Commemoration Article)

Valdosta Daily Times Editorial (About Remembering the Past)

Valdosta Daily Times Editorial (Commending the Commemoration Effort)

Valdosta Daily Times (Southern Heritage Public Forum)

Valdosta Daily Times (Slavery Forum Article)

WALB Albany, Georgia, Coverage of Marker Vandalism

CBS 5 Phoenix, Arizona, Coverage of Marker Vandalism

WTXL Tallahassee, Florida, Coverage of Marker Vandalism

WTXL Tallahassee, Florida, Coverage of Slave Census Project

Valdosta Daily Times (Slave Census Project)