Lynching in Maryland Conference

Maryland Lynching Memorial Project, our state parent organization, is hosting its 4th annual conference online on Saturday, November 6, 2021 with powerful speakers and resources for this important truth telling work. Details from their registration site are below:

The Maryland Lynching Memorial Project is holding our 4th annual “Lynching in Maryland” conference on Saturday, November 6, 2021 from 9.30a to 12.30p. Once again this year, the conference will be held virtually due to the ongoing public health emergency. 

As in years past, the program will include a variety of presentations, panel discussions and films that consider the history of racial terror lynching in Maryland, its lasting effects and efforts around the state to confront the truth so that healing and reconciliation might be achieved.

Register here.

Seminar: The Cross and the Lynching Tree

Instructor: Kelly Brown Douglas
Date: Friday, October 29, 1:00 – 5:00 pm  |  Saturday, October 30, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Format: This two-day intensive course will be held online, through synchronous sessions. Registrants are expected to attend full-time, for both days.

Students explore one of the most provocative and award-winning books by Dr. James Cone on the relationship between the cross and the lynching tree. This book looks at how “the cross and lynching tree interpret each other,” throughout the black struggle for freedom—even today. This class will incorporate short lectures, panel discussions, and one-on-one interviews with scholars across the field of Black Theology and African American history.

Register here.

The Untold Story of the Lynching of Mr. Thomas Juricks – November 13, 2021

The Prince George’s County Lynching Memorial Project invites you to hear the truth of our history in a special event on November 13, 2021 at the Accokeek Branch Library in Accokeek, MD as we share the untold story of the lynching of Thomas Juricks in Piscataway in 1869.

This event is free and open to the public and begins at 3 PM on Saturday, November 13, 2021.

During this pandemic, safety and health protocols are in effect. Please wear a mask.

Download a flyer.

Register for this special opportunity.

Event: Shared Struggle

Thursday, August 26, 12:00 pm – In partnership with the Prince George’s Lynching Memorial Project’s Community Remembrance Committee, this program supports the outreach efforts to honor Thomas Juricks, a victim of a lynching in Piscataway, Maryland. Omar Eaton Martinez of Parks & Planning and Shemika Berry of the Accokeek Foundation will be part of the panel for this webinar event. 

The event will highlight the following:

1) Importance of oral history and remembering the trauma of racial terror despite efforts (historical and current)to erase that history.

2) Intersectionality of the African American and Native American experiences in Prince George’s County.

3) Contemporary ways that people are remembering and honoring the victims of racial terror today (such as through Community Remembrance Projects)

Note: The date was incorrect on any earlier version of the flyer.

Register for free at https://sharedstruggle.eventbrite.com

Next Meeting: August 21, 2021

You are invited to participate in the important work in our county of naming truth and moving forward to memorialize victims of racial terror. Email princegeorgescolmp@gmail.com to receive the Zoom link for our meeting this Saturday, 2 – 4 PM.

PGC LMP Tour of Piscataway

The Prince George’s County Lynching Memorial Project will be hosting a tour of Piscataway sites associated with the 1869 lynching of Thomas Juricks, on Sunday, August 8, 2021, beginning at 3 p.m.

The tour has been developed by our Community Remembrance Project Committee, with one of our volunteer members using historical records and maps to identify sites associated with Mr. Juricks’s life as well as the horrific events of that day. The tour will be conducted via carpool, with vehicles traveling to the various sites and attendees gathering on roadsides to hear and discuss the history.

The tour is FREE and open to the public. We would especially love to have some of our neighbors in Piscataway and surrounding communities join us, share their stories, learn about our work, and connect with us.

We will meet at the Fort Washington Forest Community Center and leave promptly at 3 p.m., so arrive around 2:45 if possible. The tour will go until 4:30 p.m. and be followed by an optional social gathering.

We are also planning a community remembrance project for Mr. Juricks and welcome community members to be involved in all stages of that process. Contact us for more information, to give suggestions or to ask questions.

Hope to see you on August 8!

Upcoming Webinar on Police Reform

As part of our work to understand history and the way it shapes our current challenges around community safety, the Prince George’s County Lynching Memorial Project Education Committee has organized a webinar with key activists and organizations working for reform in our county. Join this free and informative discussion about our county.

See the event page for registration link: https://pgclmp.org/event/webinar-police-reform-in-prince-georges-county/

Juneteenth Events

No PGCLMP meeting during June

In honor of Juneteenth, the Prince George’s County Lynching Memorial Project will NOT be meeting this month. Look for our next meeting in July.

To encourage all to take advantage of Juneteenth events, please see the options below.

Juneteenth Public Events

In person: City of Greenbelt activities Friday night June 18th and Saturday 19th (see flyer), co-sponsored by Greenbelt Black History and Culture Committee (co-chaired by PGC LMP members Dr. Lois Rosado and Leeann Irwin). 

On-Line: Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society-Prince George’s County, Maryland Chapter (AAHGS-PGCM) Juneteenth | AAHGS | PG County

Also: 

Parks and Planning may do a virtual Juneteenth event (Check site for details: http://www.pgparks.com/780/Juneteenth)

PG County Library offers several events this month (Check site for details: https://www.pgcmls.info/juneteenth )