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Lynchings in Montgomery County: A Reconciliation Tour

March 8, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Free

“Lynchings in Montgomery County: A Reconciliation Tour”
Presented by the Montgomery County Lynching Memorial Project (MCLMP) and Montgomery History
Sunday, March 8, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Silver Spring Public Library
First floor conference room
900 Wayne Ave., Silver Spring
No entrance fee

 

Montgomery History and the Montgomery County Lynching Memorial Project (MCLMP) are holding a joint public event to begin to understand the racial terrorism that took place in our county in the late 19th century. This event is part of a greater effort by the MCLMP to advance racial reconciliation across the county by facilitating discussions around the county’s three recorded lynchings. 
 
Montgomery History Archivist/Librarian Sarah Hedlund will be joined by Michael Williams, the Co-County Coordinator for the Minority Scholars Program at Kennedy High School, and Tony Cohen, historian and Founding Director of the Menare Foundation. Together, the three speakers will provide an overview of the history of the county’s three lynchings, race relations in the U.S. and in the county post-Reconstruction, and what this history means for us today.
 
The event is free and open to the public. Registration is not required. For more details about the event on March 8, click here.

Details

Date:
March 8, 2020
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Website:
https://www.facebook.com/events/2354092858214819/

Organizers

Montgomery History
Montgomery County Lynching Memorial Project

Venue

Silver Spring Public Library
90 Wayne Ave.
Silver Spring, MD 20910 United States
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Phone:
(240) 773-9420
Website:
https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/Library/branches/silverspring.html

“Lynchings in Montgomery County: A Reconciliation Tour”
Presented by the Montgomery County Lynching Memorial Project (MCLMP) and Montgomery History
Sunday, March 8, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Silver Spring Public Library
First floor conference room
900 Wayne Ave., Silver Spring
No entrance fee

 

Montgomery History and the Montgomery County Lynching Memorial Project (MCLMP) are holding a joint public event to begin to understand the racial terrorism that took place in our county in the late 19th century. This event is part of a greater effort by the MCLMP to advance racial reconciliation across the county by facilitating discussions around the county’s three recorded lynchings. 
 
Montgomery History Archivist/Librarian Sarah Hedlund will be joined by Michael Williams, the Co-County Coordinator for the Minority Scholars Program at Kennedy High School, and Tony Cohen, historian and Founding Director of the Menare Foundation. Together, the three speakers will provide an overview of the history of the county’s three lynchings, race relations in the U.S. and in the county post-Reconstruction, and what this history means for us today.
 
The event is free and open to the public. Registration is not required. For more details about the event on March 8, click here.