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Flowers for Matthew Williams

  • Historic Wicomico County Courthouse 101 North Division Street Salisbury, MD 21801 (map)

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