The GTM File

In October of 2020, I began the task of researching and writing about Christian profession and White Supremacy centered around two events in the life of my dad, George Thomas Moody (Tom Moody, 1923-2013): the last public hanging in America (1936 in Owensboro, Kentucky) and Tom Moody’s conversion and baptism (shortly thereafter on a yet-to-be-determined date).


I am writing occasional articles about my research, laying the ground work for what I hope will be a novel connecting these two events more than 80 years ago with our struggle today to understand and countermand what is known as White Supremacy in the church and in society. I call these articles the GTM File.


GTM #1    The Last Hanging  (10-20)

GTM #2    Three Dirty Little Kids  (10-20)

GTM #3    A Small Steel Mystery  (10-20)

GTN #4    Black on White  (11-20)

GTM #5   Who’s Taking Attendance? (11-20)

GTM #6   Bill and Tom To to School  (11-20)

GTM #7   Keep Off the Grass   (12-20)

GTM #8  Did Tom Ever Meet Cliff?   (12-20)

GTM  #9  He Never Talked About It   (3-21)