The Montgomery County Lynching Memorial Project seeks to educate and engage the community about the history and legacy of lynching and racial terrorism in Montgomery County, Maryland; to gather soil from the three known lynching sites in the county; and to work with community groups and the Montgomery County Commission for Remembrance and Reconciliation to procure the installation of historical markers and monuments commemorating these events. As a grassroots organization we partner with the Equal Justice Initiative’s Community Remembrance Project.
The Montgomery County Lynching Memorial Project (MoCoLMP) is a grassroots organization that came together in 2017.
Originally formed to organize soil collections at the three known sites of lynchings in Montgomery County, its mission soon expanded to include educating the community about the history of lynching and racial terrorism in Montgomery County, Maryland.
In 2019, MoCoLMP was approved as an Equal Justice Initiative Community (EJI) Remembrance Project.
While MoCoLMP’s goals include obtaining historical markers at each lynching site, as well as procuring an EJI county memorial monument memorializing the lynchings of George Peck (January 12, 1880), John Diggs-Dorsey (July 27, 1880), and Sidney Randolph (July 4,1896), the organization’s emphasis is on the community education that is an integral part of the process of obtaining the markers.
Maryland Lynching Memorial Project, a 501(c)(3) corporation, is the fiscal sponsor of MoCoLMP. Donations made to MoCoLMP on February 1, 2021, or after, may be tax deductible.