MoCoLMP, along with the Montgomery County Remembrance and Reconciliation Commission, is hosting 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. For more information about these two events and a related symposium presented by Montgomery History, or to register:
Pilgrimage Walk: REGISTRATION IS NOW AT CAPACITY AND IS CLOSED.
NOTE: REGISTRATION IS REQUESTED. HOWEVER, THERE IS NO LIMIT ON THE NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS.
Symposium on the Rockville Lynchings, Saturday, Sept. 25:
Racial Justice Essay Contest Now Open
MoCoLMP, in partnership with the Equal Justice Initiative, is pleased to announce an essay contest that is open to current 9th – 12th grade students attending a public high school in Montgomery County, Maryland. Students are asked to examine the history of a topic of racial injustice and to discuss its legacy today. Prizes totaling at least $5,000 will be awarded to winning participants. Deadline for submission has been extended to October 31, 2021. Learn more here