Prince George's County Committee Meeting
Oct
26
2:00 PM14:00

Prince George's County Committee Meeting

The Prince George’s County Lynching Memorial Committee is meeting again on Saturday, October 26 at 2pm at Oxon Hill Manor in Oxon Hill, MD.
http://www.pgparks.com/3016/Oxon-Hill-Manor

The meeting is being held in Oxon Hill to give supporters in that part of the county an opportunity to become involved in the planning and execution of community remembrance projects to commemorate the five documented racial terror lynchings in Prince George's County:

  • Thomas Juricks in Piscataway on October 12, 1869

  • John Henry Scott in Notley Hall on March 23, 1875

  • Mike Green in Upper Marlboro on September 1, 1878

  • Joseph Vermilion in Upper Marlboro on December 3, 1889

  • Stephen Williams in Upper Marlboro on October 20, 1894


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Lynching in Maryland: The Journey from Truth to Reconciliation
Nov
16
9:00 AM09:00

Lynching in Maryland: The Journey from Truth to Reconciliation

  • Morgan State University Student Center (map)
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The Maryland Lynching Memorial Project is honored to host our second conference, “Lynching in Maryland: The Journey from Truth to Reconciliation”, on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at the Morgan State University Student Center in Baltimore from 9:30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. (Doors will open at 9:00 a.m.)

Co-sponsored by the MSU Robert M. Bell Center for Civil Rights in Education and the Lillie Carroll Jackson Civil Rights Museum, the conference will include presentations, films and discussions examining Maryland’s legacy of lynchings, the damage it continues to inflict and how we can begin to heal those injuries.There will be a particular emphasis on "restorative justice", what it means and how it may influence the truth and reconciliation process in the state.

We hope to provide a live stream link for those who are unable to attend in person. PLEASE check our website for upcoming information and a link. Thank you for your interest and stay in touch for future events.

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MD Lynching Truth & Reconciliation Commission Launch
Sep
12
7:00 PM19:00

MD Lynching Truth & Reconciliation Commission Launch

  • University of Baltimore School of Law (map)
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The Maryland Lynching Memorial Project, in partnership with the University of Baltimore School of Law, is holding a public launch meeting for the Maryland Lynching Truth & Reconciliation Commission. The event is intended to  introduce the Commission to the public, review the history of lynching in Maryland, explain why the Commission is needed and offer an opportunity for interested citizens to provide input an a range of practical and philosophical matters pertaining to the Commission’s work. .Ideally, the session will help inform a protocol for how the Commission will go about fulfilling its mandate.

We are honored to welcome Sherrilyn Ifill, President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, who will provide the keynote address for the meeting.

The event is free, but tickets are required. You can reserve tickets here:

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EJI Historical Marker Dedication for Anne Arundel County
Sep
7
10:00 AM10:00

EJI Historical Marker Dedication for Anne Arundel County

The first EJI historic marker in Maryland will be installed at a ceremony in Annapolis on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 10:00 am. The ceremony will take place on Calvert Street across from the Arundel Center, the former site of the jail from which Henry Davis was abducted by a white mob, marched through predominantly black communities and then lynched in 1906. The plaque will memorialize the five documented racial terror lynchings that occurred in Anne Arundel County between 1875 and 1911.

The effort to install the marker was organized by AA CO Connecting the Dots: Remembrance and Reconciliation Project.

The marker unveiling will include the awards ceremony for the essay scholarship contest that the Coalition is organizing. The scholarship awardee(s) will be eligible for prizes totaling at least $5000 awarded by the EJI.

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Prince George's County Committee Meeting
Jun
1
10:00 AM10:00

Prince George's County Committee Meeting

The Prince George’s County Committee of the MD Lynching Memorial Project will hold its next meeting on Saturday, June 1 at 10:00a at the University Christian Church in Hyattsville. The purpose of the meeting is to continue to organize and plan a series of community remembrance projects in the county to commemorate the five documented lynchings that occurred here. Even if you weren’t able to attend previous meetings, we welcome your participation as we move forward with this important work.

To register, please click here

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Harford County Commmittee Meeting
May
9
6:00 PM18:00

Harford County Commmittee Meeting

The next public meeting of the Harford County Committee  of the Maryland Lynching Memorial Project has been announced. The meeting will be held Thursday, May 9, 2019 from 6:00p to 8:00p in the Student Center at Harford Community College, Room SC-243.  The purpose of the meeting is to begin to organize and plan community remembrance projects to commemorate the four known lynchings that occurred in the county.

To register, click here:

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Prince George's County Committee Meeting
Apr
28
2:00 PM14:00

Prince George's County Committee Meeting

  • University Christian Church - Hyattsville (map)
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The Prince George’s County Committee of the MD Lynching Memorial Project will hold its next meeting on Sunday, April 28 at 2:00p at the University Christian Church in Hyattsville. The purpose of the meeting is to organize and begin planning a series of community remembrance projects in the county to commemorate the five documented lynchings that occurred here. Even if you weren’t able to attend our initial meeting in March, we welcome your participation as we move forward with this important work.

To register, please click here:

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Janet Langhart Cohen's Anne & Emmett
Apr
27
6:00 PM18:00

Janet Langhart Cohen's Anne & Emmett

  • Murphy Fine Arts Center - Morgan State University (map)
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A special performance of Janet Langhart Cohen's Anne & Emmett will be held on Saturday evening, April 27 for the benefit of the Maryland Lynching Memorial Project. The acclaimed one-act play is an imaginary conversation between Anne Frank and Emmett Till, both victims of racial intolerance and hatred. Frank is the 13-year-old Jewish girl whose Diary provided a gripping perspective of the Holocaust. Till is the 14-year old African-American boy whose brutal murder in Mississippi sparked the Modern American Civil Rights Movement.

The performance begins at 7:30p. There is an option to attend a special VIP reception at 6:00p where you can meet the playwright, Janet Langhart Cohen, and her husband, former Defense Secretary and US Senator, Wm. Cohen.

To purchase tickets, please click here:

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Harford County Committee Meeting
Mar
27
6:00 PM18:00

Harford County Committee Meeting

  • Harford County Community College Student Center Room 243 (map)
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Between the end of the Civil War and the beginning of World War II, more than 4,000 black Americans were victims of racial terror lynchings in the United States. No fewer than 40 of these crimes were committed in Maryland, including at least four in Harford County:

Join the Harford County Committee of the Maryland Lynching Memorial Project for a community meeting to discuss the importance of acknowledging the history of racial terrorism in our county. We will explore ideas for community remembrance projects as a way to begin the process of healing and reconciliation. The program will include two short films, presentations and community discussion. Complimentary literature from the Equal Justice Initiative will be available.

To register, click here:

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Prince George's County Committee Meeting
Mar
24
1:00 PM13:00

Prince George's County Committee Meeting

The Prince George’s County Committee of the Maryland Lynching Memorial Project will hold a public organizational meeting to discuss the importance of acknowledging the history of racial terrorism in Prince George’s County; pay respect to the victims and their families; and explore ideas for community remembrance projects in Prince George’s County as a way to begin the process of healing and reconciliation.

The program will include two short films, presentations and community discussion. Complimentary literature from the Equal Justice Initiative will be available.

To register, click here:

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Screenings & Discussion: Remembrance, Reconciliation & Healing
Feb
7
7:00 PM19:00

Screenings & Discussion: Remembrance, Reconciliation & Healing

  • Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts (map)
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FREE Community Event

Please join Connecting the Dots and Maryland Hall with support from its Goldstein-Cunitz Center for Film & New Media for a special screening and panel discussion at Maryland Hall.

After the screenings of Burn: The Lynching of George Armwood and An Outrage, a panel discussion, “Remembrance, Reconciliation and Healing: The Family Tree Revealed,” will take place.

Admission is FREE, but please reserve your tickets by registering in advance.

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Henry Davis Lynching Remembrance: A Path to Reconciliation
Dec
21
6:00 PM18:00

Henry Davis Lynching Remembrance: A Path to Reconciliation

We seek to remember Henry Davis and the victims of all of the horrors rained down upon people of color by gathering at the Arundel Center where we will call upon all attendees to remember, recognize, reconcile the past with the present and commit to ongoing efforts to stand against the racism that continues to plague our county and to commit as a community to working together to eradicate it. We remind each other that no community or its deceased can "rest in peace" as long as there is an absence of justice.

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Flowers for Matthew Williams
Dec
4
8:00 AM08:00

Flowers for Matthew Williams

  • Historic Wicomico County Courthouse (map)
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On the evening of December 4th, 1931, in Salisbury MD, a white mob kidnapped and lynched a young black man named Matthew Williams. He was 23 years old. Despite having been witnessed by hundreds of local residents, the subsequent investigation into the lynching led to the conclusion that Matthew was murdered by “persons unknown.”

We invite you to stop by the courthouse and remember this young man, so he won’t be forgotten. The location will be marked early in the morning by a memorial wreath, picture, and educational materials.

If you are willing and able to during the day, leave flowers at the spot where Matthew died. (they will be gathered up at the end of the evening and taken to the graves at the Salisbury Potter’s Field)

While you are there, feel free to record your thoughts, tag this event, and use the hashtag
#IRememberMatthew

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Lynching in Maryland: The Journey from Truth to Reconciliation
Oct
13
9:30 AM09:30

Lynching in Maryland: The Journey from Truth to Reconciliation

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

To help achieve those goals, a half-day conference “Lynching in Maryland: The Journey from Truth to Reconciliation,” will be held on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at the Reginald Lewis Museum in Baltimore. In addition to commemorating the 85th anniversary of the lynching of George Armwood, the conference will include presentations, films and discussions examining Maryland’s legacy of lynchings, the damage it continues to inflict and how we can begin to heal those injuries.

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