This is the designated web page for the Maryland Lynching Truth & Reconciliation Commission. You can find all news and information regarding the Commission and its activities here.
Maryland Lynching Truth & Reconciliation
Meets for the First Time
On Monday, August 12, 2019, history was made when the recently enacted Maryland Lynching Truth & Reconciliation Commission held its first meeting in Annapolis. (Click on the image at left for news coverage about the Commission meeting.) Dr. David Fakunle, representing the National Great Blacks in Wax Museum, was elected the Acting Chair of the Commission.
As mandated by law, the Commission is currently composed of fourteen members representing a variety of government agencies, non-profits and academic institutions. Four additional “public” Commissioners will be identified and their names forwarded to the Governor for formal appointment. Details of the application process for those positions is provided above.
Maryland Historical Society
Maryland State Archives
Iris Barnes, Ph. D.
Lillie Carroll Jackson Civil Rights Museum
Simone Barrett, Ph.D.
Morgan State University
Reginald F. Lewis Museum of African American History and Culture
Nicholas Creary, Ph.D.
Maryland Lynching Memorial Project
Roger Davidson, Ph.D.
Bowie State University
David Fakunle, Ph.D., Acting Chair
National Great Blacks in Wax Museum
Maryland Historical Trust
Elgin Klugh, Ph. D.
Coppin State University
Maryland Commission on Civil Rights
NAACP Maryland State Conference
Marshall Stevenson, Ph.D.
University of Maryland Eastern Shore
Tamara Wilson, D.Min.
Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture
Next Public Meeting: Monday, October 28, 2019
The next meeting of the Maryland Lynching Truth and Reconciliation Commission will be held as follows:
Monday, October 28, 2019
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Morgan State University - TBA
1700 East Cold Spring Lane
Baltimore, MD 21251
The agenda for the October 28, 2019 meeting will be posted here when available
Approved minutes of previous Commission meetings:
All official documents, records and history pertaining to HB 307, an act concerning the Maryland Lynching Truth & Reconciliation Commission can be found here: