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Atonement Memorial Garden

Students for Education and Economic Development (SEED Inc) is building our first Atonement Memorial Garden in Tuskegee in memoriam of four young men murdered in the city as an atonement for allowing our community to arrive to this point.


We are working with the families of the victims, university student organizations, the police and sheriff departments, city and county leadership, and the community at large in designing a beautiful edible park which will house the Atonement Memorial Garden.


On Saturday, September 26, 2015, we will be holding a press conference to announce our plans. The press conference will be followed by a groundbreaking ceremony and a demonstration of the bio-intensive method of organic farming that will be used in the 1.4-acre mini-farm.


We will conclude our day’s events with a festive Celebration of Life for the beloved brothers who were slain on our watch. The families of Cortez Ligon, Marquez Walker, Bobby “BJ” Smith, and Terrell Dumas have been invited to share with the community a bit more of who these young men actually were. Our program will include both spiritual offerings and insight into how each of us has a contribution to the collective problem of murder.


We pray that you will be able to join us.

Press Conference

10:00 a.m.

Blue Seas Restaurant

205 W MLK Hwy

Tuskegee, AL 26083



11:00 a.m.

Fonville mini-farm

Fonville & Rosa Parks

(next to Club Extreme)

Tuskegee, AL 36083


Celebration of Life

2:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Blue Seas Restaurant

(parking lot)

205 W MLK Hwy

Tuskegee, AL 26083