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The Maryland Lynching Truth and Reconciliation Commission was established in 2019 by House Bill 307 and amended by House Bill 297 in 2021 and Senate Bill 478 in 2023. The Commission is authorized to research cases of racially motivated lynchings and hold public meetings and regional hearings where a lynching of an African American by a white mob has been documented.


Was Your Ancestor or Relative a Victim of Lynching in Maryland? Find out more (note: this will open a new website)


The Maryland Lynching Truth and Reconciliation Commission is offering an internship opportunity. Click here for more information.


What does reconciliation look like to you?
Please take a moment to share your idea(s) concerning recommendations for reparations for the harms caused by racial terror lynchings in Maryland.

View of Darlington Courthouse and the Sycamore Tree Where Amy Spain, the Negro Slave, Was Hung by the Citizens of Darlington, South Carolina. Slaveryimages dot com item 1324
View of Darlington Courthouse and the Sycamore Tree Where Amy Spain, the Negro Slave, Was Hung by the Citizens of Darlington, South Carolina.
Image Courtesty of Slaveryimages.org, RegID: SI-OB-440




Meetings and Hearings, Open to the Public


  • Research Committee Meetings are usually held on the first Monday of the month from 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET.
  • Reconciliation Committee Meetings are usually held on the first Friday of the month from 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm ET.
  • Full Commission Meetings are usually held on the second Monday of the month from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm ET.
  • Logistics Committee Meetings are usually held on the third Monday of the month from 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET.
Meeting of the Frontiers social and civic club from MSA special collections
Meeting of the Frontiers Social and Civic club from MSA Special Collections.
MLTRC Public Hearing Template
This presentation is an outline of the areas and the steps which should be addressed to hold a public hearing on the subject of racial terror lynchings. These events are sponsored by the Maryland Lynching Truth and Reconciliation Commission and planned collaboratively with private and public citizens and groups from the county in which the hearing is held. Topics include: Hearing Venues, Outreach, Program Agenda, and Public Comment.

This Month's Public Meetings and Hearings


Research Committee Meeting

Monday, June 3, 2024
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET
Canceled



Commission Meeting

Monday, June 10, 2024
11:30 am - 1:30 pm ET
Virtual Meeting
(Access by Phone: ‪(US) +1 318-588-6855‬ | PIN: ‪892 685 280‬#)
Agenda


Reconciliation Committee Meeting

Friday, June 7, 2024
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm ET
Virtual Meeting
Password: 078524
Agenda


Logistics Committee Meeting

Monday, June 17, 2024
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET
Virtual Meeting
(Access by Phone: ‪(US) +1 443-961-1463‬ | ID: 748 317 613#)