Coming Events:

 

 

Remembrance Weekend

 

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.

Pilgrimage Walk Route and Information

 

Soil Collection Ceremony: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/soil-collection-ceremony-for-mr-john-diggs-dorsey-and-mr-sidney-randolph-tickets-158486534491

NOTE:  REGISTRATION IS REQUESTED.  HOWEVER, THERE IS NO LIMIT ON THE NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS.

 

Symposium on the Rockville Lynchings, Saturday, Sept. 25:

https://www.montgomeryhistory.org/remembranceweekend/

 

 

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

Past Events:

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.

October 8, 2020 at 7:00 p.m., Anne Bouie, PhD, a local artist,  was interviewed by Philip Kennicott, art and architect critic, The Washington Post. Dr. Bouie is an independent historian and visual artist studying enslavement and material culture and vernacular art as tools of resistance.   

July 21, 2020 - Part 1 - Uncovering the Stories of Two Lynchings in Rockville

July 22, 2020 - Part 2 - Remembering is Resistance

(hosting for the above two events was shared with Montgomery History and Peerless Rockville - see: https://montgomeryhistory.org/event/virtual-event-history-conversations-uncovering-the-stories-of-two-lynchings-in-rockville/ )

November 3, 2019 - Soil Collection Ceremony at the site of the lynching of George Peck in Poolesville,
MD. For photographs of the event, please see here