MoCoLMP Remembrance and Reconciliation Month Teach-In
Sunday November 20 1:30 - 3pm via Zoom
During interactive workshops, veteran teachers of the Montgomery County Lynching Memorial Project Education Committee who have successfully incorporated local lynching history into their courses will demonstrate activities and share resources and best practices. Part of Montgomery County Maryland's Remembrance and Reconciliation Month.
1:30pm Gathering and Opening Speaker + Film Screening
Liz Miller (MFA, MD Institute College of Art) is a second-generation fine artist and teacher for Baltimore County Public Schools. Her work includes hair sculptures, performance art and films which capture black bodies cleansing and blessing previously traumatic space. Miller will discuss her work and screen her film Remembrance Blessing.
2:00 - 3:00pm Interactive Workshops
Option A: Caitlin Atkins (Our Lady of Good Counsel High School) will demonstrate how her students investigate local histories of racial terror and promote healing and reconciliation while reflecting upon the continuing significance of the Holocaust and its aftermath.
Option B: Lesley Younge (Maret School) will discuss how to facilitate conversations about difficult local history in humanities classrooms using literature, including poetry, current YA favorites, and To Kill A Mockingbird. Strategies for middle school will be a focus.
Tuesday, October 25, 2022 , 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Poolesville High School, 17501 Willard Road, Poolesville, MD.
This public forum allowed participants to share their thoughts and feelings regarding the future installation of a historical marker in Poolesville, close to the site of the 1880 lynching of Mr. George Peck. Trained facilitators, including Poolesville High School students and faculty, as well as members of MoCoLMP, provided an overview of the three known lynchings in Montgomery County (two in Rockville, one in Poolesville) and set out ground rules to create a safe space for speaking. Each participant in the conversation circle was given the opportunity to talk for several minutes without interruption.
We are grateful to our “Community Conversation” partners: Historic Medley District, Poolesville High School Black Student
Union, Poolesville High School, Poolesville Town Commissioners, Hosanna Community Church, Montgomery County Commission on Remembrance and ReconciliationMemorial Project, Inc. as our fiscal sponsor.
Maryland Lynching Memorial Project Annual Conference
Saturday, November 12, 2022, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Reginald Lewis Museum of Maryland African-American History and Culture, Baltimore
As in years past, the conference included 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 begin.
Virtual Presentation—"It Happened in Rockville" Remembrance Exhibit
March 25-April 29, 2022
Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center, 7995 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring, MD
“A Double Take on Lynching” virtual presentation
March 3, 7:00-8:30
MoCoLMP members and the public WERE invited to this informative and moving program,
presented by historian Susan Strasser and poet Marcia Cole.
“It Happened in Rockville” Remembrance Exhibit
Rockville Memorial Library, 21 Maryland Ave., Rockville, MD
MoCoLMP Member Planning Meeting
January 27, 7-8:15 PM
MoCoLMP members discussED 2022 plans.
“It Happened in Rockville” Remembrance Exhibit
October 18 - November 18, 2021
Red Brick Courthouse, 29 Courthouse Square, Rockville
This exhibit memorialized and honored two men who were lynched in Rockville—Mr. John Diggs-Dorsey in 1880 and Mr. Sidney Randolph in 1896. The exhibit was part of a larger initiative to educate and engage our community in acknowledging the history and legacy of lynching and racial terrorism in Montgomery County, Maryland. Launched in collaboration with Peerless Rockville and Montgomery History.
November is declared Remembrance and Reconciliation Month in Montgomery County. Learn more here.
Racial Justice Essay Contest
MoCoLMP, in partnership with the Equal Justice Initiative, announced an essay contest open to 9th – 12th grade students attending a public high school in Montgomery County, Maryland. Students were asked to examine the history of a topic of racial injustice and to discuss its legacy today. Winner were announced in November. Learn more here.
MoCoLMP, along with the Montgomery County Remembrance and Reconciliation Commission, hosted a Pilgrimage Walk and Soil Collection Ceremony on Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021 to memorialize two young Black men who were lynched in Rockville: Mr. John Diggs-Dorsey in 1880 and Mr. Sidney Randolph in 1896. Montgomery History also offered a symposium on the Rockville Lynchings.
November 15, 2020 - A virtual premiere of Jay Mallin's film, The Three (Known) Lynchings of Montgomery County, Maryland. The film showing was followed with a Question & Answer panel that included the director, Jay Mallin, Tony Cohen of the Menare Foundation and member of MoCoLMP, Sarah Hedlund of Montgomery History, and Michael Williams of Montgomery County Public Schools.