Dead Innocent: the Ed Johnson Story

Sunday, May 20, 2018
2:30 pm
Main Campus
Humanities Theatre

Dead Innocent tells of the events leading up to and after the lynching of Ed Johnson from the second span of the Walnut Street Bridge in Chattanooga, TN on March 19, 1906. Dead Innocent is written by LaFrederick Thirkill and directed by Sherry Landrum.  Performances are May 18, 19 and 20th.  (Friday and Saturday at 7:30; Sunday at 2:30)  Advanced tickets are available at or tickets may be purchased at the door.  All proceeds from this production will go to the Ed Johnson Memorial Scholarship Fund. The production is presented by the Chattanooga State Theatre Department and the Ed Johnson Project. For more information on the Ed Johnson Project go to