George Tompkins’ Memorial

Saturday, March 12 11:00 AM
Floral Park Cemetery, 425 N. Holt Rd

George Tompkins, a 19-year-old Black man, was lynched on March 16, 1922, in Riverside Park on the Indianapolis west side. The crime was covered up. Tompkins was buried in an unmarked grave. The Indiana Remembrance Coalition has commissioned a headstone and will dedicate it in a brief ceremony of remembrance with speakers, song, and prayer. Learn about this little-known event in a long history of racial violence in Indianapolis and across Indiana. Please arrive 20 minutes early to meet others who, like you, care about this issue. 


Contact Betty Brandt (317) 846-3404