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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

Screenings & Discussion: Remembrance, Reconciliation & Healing

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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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