BELOW THE SURFACE: THE STORY OF LERMONT STOWERS JONES
Sunday, March 7, 2021 - 6 PM CST
Activists and Community Leaders to Host a Free Virtual Remembrance and Fundraiser Event, Broadcast Live from the Historic Campus Theater in Denton, Texas at www.JusticeForMont.com
Lermont Stowers-Jones or “Mont,” as known by his loved ones was a senior in high school with dreams of college and a career in law enforcement when on November 20, 2018, his lifeless body was discovered in the shallow waters of Hickory Creek just below Goat Man's Bridge in Denton, Texas - a site notorious in the community for its association with legendary Ku Klux Klan murders and horror stories born out of the broader area’s extensively documented history of racial violence.
Immediately dismissed as an “accidental drowning,” Mont’s family claims that state and county investigators failed to conduct a proper investigation into the disturbing details surrounding Mont’s death, and instead took swift and coordinated action to convolute truths they say have been covered up. More than two years after Mont’s remains were recovered, and his parents, Amy Stowers-Jones and Lermon Jones are still seeking answers via an independent investigation.
Sunday, March 7, 2021, at 6 PM CST, Denton activists Katina Stone-Butler and Jessica Luther Rummel will host a free virtual fundraiser and remembrance event broadcast live from Denton’s historic Campus Theater to spread awareness about Mont’s story and raise funds to help sustain the family’s independent investigation. This two-hour production will include intimate interviews with Mont’s family, live musical performances, and an online art & craft auction that begins February 21st and ends with the conclusion of the March 7th event. Live performances will include KBUncomplicated (Denton) ft. Katina Stone-Butler and Miztick with support from an All-Star class of UNT alumni musicians including Terence Hobby (drums), Mike Luzecky (bass), Terrence Brown (Cello), Jordan Gheen (Keys); Arkatype (Fort Worth); Jess Garland (Dallas); and other special guests.
For more details, to contribute to justice efforts, or to RSVP for March 7th visit www.justiceformont.com