Who: Anyone who would love to know more about Chattanooga’s History and the story of Ed Johnson. 

What: The Ed Johnson Memorial is a physical space to remember a tragic but heroic Chattanooga story. This reflective memorial recognizes Ed Johnson, his brutal death and sacrifice, honors the heroic and historic efforts of Noah Parden, Styles Hutchins and the African-American community that supported them, and commemorates the landmark Supreme Court case that changed the course of American history and civil rights. 

When: Visit all year round!

Where and Why: The memorial is a welcoming, contemplative space on the south side of the Walnut Street Bridge where people of all backgrounds and cultures can come to learn, reflect, mourn and find inspiration.

For more information: edjohnsonproject.com/history

Culture, Heritage and Arts Spotlight

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The CHA Spotlight is an up-close and personal look at Chattanooga’s rich Culture, Heritage and Arts scene and the people that make it all possible. Check back often for the latest about Chattanooga’s festivals and events, local creators, public art, performances, musicians, rich history and more. We look forward to you visiting soon and enjoying Chattanooga’s Culture Heritage and Arts experiences that you will not find anywhere else.

See them all at visitchattanooga.com/spotlight.