Remembering Wake County’s Only Documented Lynching

Minnah Gabballah, a student at Exploris Middle School, explains why the community should remember George Taylor, who was lynched near Rolesville on Nov. 5, 1918. Lynching victims are memorialized at the Equal Justice Initiative's monument in Alabama.
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Minnah Gabballah, a student at Exploris Middle School, explains why the community should remember George Taylor, who was lynched near Rolesville on Nov. 5, 1918. Lynching victims are memorialized at the Equal Justice Initiative's monument in Alabama.

Martha Quillin is a general assignment reporter at The News & Observer who writes about North Carolina culture, religion and social issues. She has held jobs throughout the newsroom since 1987.