Truth First.


Our Mission

The Prince George’s County Lynching Memorial Project educates the public on the truths of our nation’s continuing legacy of the institution of slavery and its impact on enslaved persons and their descendants, memorializes victims of racial terror lynchings in our county, and advances the cause of racial justice and reconciliation through mutual support and collaboration.

Our work focused on at least four known victims of lynching terror in our county, and we begin every meeting by reading their names and committing to tell their stories: Michael Green, Thomas Juricks, John Henry Scott, and Stephen Williams.


PGC LMP would like to thank all of the high school students who shared their works with us for our essay and creative arts contests and congratulate the winners. Read about our awards ceremony and view photos here!

How to Get Involved

We meet publicly once every month to plan community remembrance projects, research our county’s history, connect with partners and neighbors, and educate our broader community on the legacy of racial lynching in Prince George’s County. We rely on the expertise and energy of county residents like you!


Recent News & Opportunities

  • New Video Posted
    We’ve posted a new video on our Videos & Resources page to talk about the why – why we look back at history to explain and understand what is happening now. Why the story of Thomas Juricks? What can we learn from history? What can we gain by addressing these horrific events in the present?
  • “Echoes of the Enslaved” Event
    The Prince George’s County division of M-NCPPC is hosting its annual “Echoes of the Enslaved” event September 16 and 17, 2022. This year’s event will focus on the lasting legacies of chattel slavery in Prince George’s County with Riversdale House Museum highlighting their work with descendants of those who were enslaved. On September 16, three descendants will participate in a … Read more