About the Prince George’s County Lynching Memorial Project

“We cannot heal the deep wounds inflicted during the era of racial terrorism until we tell the truth about it.”

Bryan Stevenson, Equal Justice Initiative

Mission Statement

The Prince George’s County Lynching Memorial Project educates the public on the truths of our nation’s continuing legacy of slavery, 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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Affiliated with the Maryland Lynching Memorial Project

The Maryland Lynching Memorial Project is a 501(c)(3) organization that works to advance the cause of reconciliation in our state by documenting the history of racial terror lynchings, advocating for public acknowledgement of these murders and working to honor and dignify the lives of the victims.

Find out more about their work here: https://www.mdlynchingmemorial.org

Inspired by the Work of Equal Justice Initiative

EJI is committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the U.S., challenging racial and economic injustice, and protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society. You can read more about their work to confront the history of racial terror lynching at their website: https://eji.org/reports/lynching-in-america/