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.
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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.
- Read about their stories.
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!
- Next Meetings: April 16, 2-4 PM & May 21, 2-4 PM
- See the How to Get Involved page for more information.
Recent News & Opportunities
- “Echoes of the Enslaved” EventThe 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
- Special General MeetingThe Prince George’s County Lynching Memorial Project will hold a special general meeting this Saturday, August 20, at 2 p.m. Most of this meeting will be focused on planning for the soil collection ceremony to honor Mr. Thomas Juricks. We need many hands to make light work, so even if you are not on that committee, or not on any … Read more