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Committees

There are three committees that make up the Commission.


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Public Hearings Committee

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Reconciliation and Justice Committee

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Research Committee


Public Hearings Committee


Members of this committee include: Maya Davis, Gary Norman, Elizabeth Hughes, Tamara Wilson, Damika Baker, DeNeen Brown

The Public Hearings Committee is charged with coordinating logistical matters associated with conducting the public forums called for in the legislation which created the Commission. This coordination may include areas such as venue/site selection, public outreach, recording the sessions, and ensuring accessibility. The Commission created the Public Hearings Committee to help work through the detailed coordination of the many aspects of the Commission’s work.


Reconciliation Committee


Members of this committee include: David Fakunle, Carl Snowden, Nicholas Creary, Kirkland Hall, Omar Eaton-Martinez and Charles Chavis.

The Reconciliation Committee is charged with making recommendations and developing an implementation plan for reconciliation and restorative justice for local communities and the state of Maryland around the legacy of racial terror lynching. This plan embraces a framework that views reconciliation and justice on a spectrum moving from minimalist to deliberative to maximalist processes of reconciliation.

Research Committee


Members of this committee include: Elgin Klugh, Roger Davidson, Iris Barnes, Simone Barrett, David Armenti, Marshall Stevenson.

The Research Committee is charged with gathering information about each of the identified cases of racial terror lynching in Maryland. For the purposes of the committee’s work, racial terror lynching is defined as the unlawful killing of an African American by white mob violence, often with the apparent complicity of state and local officials, intended to incite racial terror and subservience to white supremacy. Information gathered by the Research Committee will provide a foreground of understanding for public hearings, and will be shared and interpreted, as appropriate, via the Commission website.