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The Maryland Lynching Truth and Reconciliation Commission was established by House Bill 307. 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)

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

All Meetings and Hearings Open to the Public

Meeting of the Frontiers social and civic club from MSA special collections

Next Public Meetings and Hearings

Reconciliation Committee Meeting - Part I

Monday Sep 26, 2022
11:30am - 12:00pm ET
Join Online
Meeting ID: 736 6412 2371
Passcode: JD2P8z

Reconciliation Committee Meeting - Part II

Monday Sep 26, 2022
12:00pm - 12:30pm ET
Join Online
Meeting ID: 760 0962 2393
Passcode: J7aUiJ

Anne Arundel County Hearing

Saturday, October 8, 2022
9:00am to 1:00pm ET
City of Annapolis Council Chambers, 160 Duke of Gloucester Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
A virtual option will also be available and a link provided here by the day of the hearing.

Coronavirus Notice:
State government is operating under policies intended to minimize the spread of COVID-19 while maintaining operations.

To ensure the safety of the public all Maryland Lynching Truth and Reconciliation Commission Meetings will take place via conference call until further notice.