Filmmaker, curator, and creator Chris Haley hosts a discussion of his film “Unmarked,” which explores the burial suites of enslaved African-Americans throughout the South. Haley is the nephew of acclaimed author Alex Haley. Part of the “Freedom Stories” series.
You are encouraged to watch the documentary before participating in the discussion on October 27.
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.
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.
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.
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.