Prince George's County Community Meeting of the MD Lynching Memorial Project

March 24, 2019 @ 1:00PM — 3:00PM

Remembrance, reflection and reckoning

Beginning the journey from truth to reconciliation

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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 five 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

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 meeting will open with brief comments from selected speakers and a screening of a short film about the last known lynching in Maryland in 1933.

Event Location
University Christian Church
6800 Adelphi Road
Hyattsville, MD 20782
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