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The Maryland Lynching Truth and Reconciliation Commission was established in 2019 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)


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


Meetings and Hearings, Open to the Public


  • Research Committee Meetings are usually held on the first Monday of the month.
  • Full Commission Meetings are usually held on the second Monday of the month.
  • Logistics Committee Meetings are usually held on the third Monday of the month.
  • Reconciliation Committee Meetings are usually held on the first Friday of the month.
Meeting of the Frontiers social and civic club from MSA special collections MLTRC Public Hearing Template

Public Hearing Template

This Month's Public Meetings/Hearings

Logistics Commitee Meeting

Monday, February 26, 2024
3 - 4 pm ET
Virtual Meeting
(Access by Phone: ‪(US) +1 443-961-1463‬ | Phone Conference ID: 748 317 613#)

Reconciliation Commitee Meeting

Friday, February 2, 2024
3:30 - 4:30 pm ET
Virtual Meeting
Password: 458455
Agenda