Guest Host: Dan Reed

Between 1920 and 1938, the NAACP flew a flag outside its headquarters on Fifth Avenue in New York City.

Between 1920 and 1938, the NAACP flew a flag outside its headquarters on Fifth Avenue in New York City.

The Maryland Lynching Memorial Project is a new effort to uncover one of the most disturbing chapters in the state’s history. It seeks to document the racial terror that resulted in the grotesquely violent deaths of at least 40 black Marylanders in the decades after the Civil War, and well into the 20th century.

Lynching happened all over the state, including several in Montgomery, Prince George’s and Frederick Counties. We hear from two experts on the topic, who say that learning this history is a first step toward healing the wounds of racism past and present.

Guests

  • Will Schwarz Filmmaker and president, The Maryland Lynching Memorial Project; @MDLynchingProj
  • Nicholas Creary Historian, Morgan State University; Board Member, Maryland Lynching Memorial Project; @MDLynchingProj

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