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.
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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: The PGCLMP meets the 3rd Saturday of each month. Unless otherwise noted, meetings will be held virtually (via Zoom). Upcoming meetings are as follows:
- Saturday, December 17, 2022 at 2pm
- Saturday, January 21, 2023 at 2pm
- Saturday, February 18, 2023 at 2pm
- See the How to Get Involved page for more information.
Recent News & Opportunities
- 2023 Winter Book Discussion: The Color of LawThe Prince George’s County Lynching Memorial Project is holding a two-part discussion of the book, “The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America” by Richard Rothstein on Tuesday, February 7 and Tuesday, February 21, from 7:00-8:30 pm. Come join us for an invigorating discussion with special guests joining to provide commentary and perspectives on how lessons from this … Read more
- 2023 PGCLMP Racial Justice Essay & Creative Arts Contest (ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS)Our 2023 racial justice essay and creative arts contest for high school students opens for submissions. For detailed information on our 2023 Racial Justice Essay & Creative Arts Contest, including how to upload submissions, visit: https://pgclmp.org/racial-justice-contest/. This contest is for Prince George’s County Public School students (including those that are Home Schooled) only. If you have questions or suggestions, or need additional information about the … Read more