2020 was a year no one saw coming. Everyone has had their own struggles as well as joys, but the end of the year is also a time to reflect on what we’ve accomplished together!
- We set up an organizational and leadership structure with committees and clear goals.
- We created a mission statement and a logo.
- We held a successful common read of “On the Courthouse Lawn” by Sherrilyn Ifill to learn more about history and the modern ripple effects of lynchings and to reach out into the community.
- We participated in and promoted a socially distant candlelight vigil for George Floyd.
- We began planning for our first soil collection ceremony.
- We utilized technology to create resource lists, maps and other tools to help in our work and generally deepened our research into the history of lynchings in our county.
- We set up a website and social media presence.
- We promoted and took part in the 3rd annual Lynching in Maryland Conference, as well as spreading the word about other Maryland Lynching Memorial Project events.
- We met new people who share common goals of making our communities better.
If you have anything to add to our list of accomplishments, post them in the comments below. Here’s to a new year and the new things to come for PGCLMP in 2021.