We Got Something for These Men’: Indiana Teen Overcomes Resistance In Town with Racist Past to Recognize Lynched Black Men Once Forgotten

Sophie Kloppenburg, 17, of Mount Vernon, Indiana, helped give seven Black men who were victims of the state's largest recorded lynching a memorial 144 years after their gruesome fates. Kloppenburg became curious about the men lynched in a town where discussions on race are scarce. Her persistence paid off with a formal memorial which now sits at the very location some of the men were hanged many years ago.