The Remembrance Coalition made soil collections near the location of 36 lynchings that took place in Fulton County, including Brown’s. They are kept at the Auburn Avenue Research Library in Atlanta, Rev. Patricia Templeton of Saint Dunstan Episcopal Church said.
This summer, members of the coalition and Roswell residents submitted several public comments to Mayor Lori Henry and the City Council requesting the marker. During a June rally outside city hall, the coalition posted signs with Brown’s name along with the names of George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery, both Black men whose deaths earlier this year sparked protests and riots.