About Us

The Maryland Lynching Memorial Project, a 501(c)(3) organization, works to advance the cause of reconciliation in our state by documenting the history of racial terror lynchings, advocating for public acknowledgement of these murders and working to honor and dignify the lives of the victims.


Board of Directors

Will Schwarz, President
Pennant Productions, Ltd

Courtney C. Hobson, Vice President
University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Iris Barnes, Ph.D.
Lillie Carroll Jackson Civil Rights Museum

Marilyn Hatza

William H. Murphy, Jr.
Murphy, Falcon, and Murphy

Elinor Spokes
Beth Am Synagogue