Lynching in Maryland: The Journey from Truth to Reconciliation
2nd Annual Conference
November 16, 2019 @ 9:00AM — 12:30PM
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.
The Maryland Lynching Memorial Project was established 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.
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.
This year marks the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first enslaved Africans in the British colony of Virginia in 1619. In recognition of that portentous event, there will be an admission charge of $16.19 for the conference. (Morgan State University students, staff and faculty will not be charged.) All proceeds will be used to help defray the costs of presenting this conference.
Posted November 11, 2019