The Untold Story of the 1869 Lynching of Mr. Thomas Juricks in Piscataway

Information here: https://ww1.pgcmls.info/event/6372270

Date: Saturday, May 21, 11 AM – 12 PM

Where: Oxon Hill Library

Were you aware that a Black man was lynched in Piscataway in 1869? Likely not, as with other racial terror lynchings, these incidents were not shared historically. This presentation tells Mr. Juricks’ tragic story, one of four documented racial terror lynchings that occurred in Prince George’s County, Maryland. It also explains the necessity to tell this buried story from our past while learning about the PGCLMP and how you can get involved in their work around truth, reconciliation, and healing.

Please be advised that the status, location, or format of this event may change based on COVID-19 pandemic conditions. Please visit this page prior to traveling to the branch/venue for the program.

  • Face masks and physical distancing are required for all participants over the age of 2.
  • Please register via the link on this page or by calling (240) 455-5451 to show interest and to receive event updates.
  • Registration does not guarantee admission.
  • Participation is permitted on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Capacity limits may apply.

Tenga en cuenta que el estado, ubicación, o formato de este evento puede cambiar dependiendo de las condiciones de la pandemia COVID-19. Por favor, visite esta página antes de ir a la sucursal/lugar para el programa.

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  • La participación se permite por orden de llegada.
  • Podrá aplicarse límites de capacidad.

How the Word Is Passed

Gather with us for this two-part book discussion on Clint Smith’s book, How the Word Is Passed, on April 5 and 19. The link in the flyer is clickable, but you can also RSVP here.

We welcome you to attend the second session even if you missed the first.

We are excited to have Maya Davis, Director of the Riverside House Museum, and Dr. Dennis Doster, Prince George’s County Black History Program Manager, serving as our guest facilitators for what promises to be a lively, informative and impactful discussion.

Webinar: Intersecting the Past and the Present

You are invited to the special webinar sponsored by Prince George’s County Lynching Memorial Project and the Prince George’s County NAACP.

This webinar focuses on the continued struggle of African Americans and their organizations to fight modern day lynching and examines historical lessons from the past.

Thursday, January 20, 2022, 7pm – 9pm

Please download the flyer for more details.

New Essay Contest

The Equal Justice Initiative in partnership with the Prince George’s County Lynching Memorial Project is pleased to announce an upcoming scholarship contest open to 9th – 12th grade students attending public high school in Prince George’s County, where prizes totaling at least $5,000 will be awarded to winning participants. 

Students are asked to examine the history of a topic of racial injustice and to discuss its legacy today. Essays should explain the chosen topic using a specific historical event(s), explore how the injustice persists, and imagine solutions for a future free from racial injustice. Students are encouraged to reflect on how the topic impacts their own lives and communities.

Read more about the contest and how to submit an entry.

Greenbelt Votes to Form Reparations Commission

A fascinating local story about one city in our county moving forward to consider reparations:

A Prince George’s County community might move one step closer to providing some of its residents reparations.

Greenbelt voters will decide in an election Tuesday whether to establish a 21-member commission to review, discuss, and make recommendations related to providing reparations for the city’s African American and Native American residents.

Read more: https://www.wusa9.com/article/news/local/maryland/prince-georges-city-to-vote-on-creating-reparations-commission/65-557bfc98-5e3c-43fa-a4f6-320bb49985fb

Freedom Stories with Chris Haley

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.

Details are here at the Prince George’s County Library website.