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Voices of the Community

Listen to local people's thoughts about lynching and resilience.

Sugarland: A Historic Black Community

Suzanne Johnson of the historic Black community of Sugarland, says, "Until I started working with my cousin a few years ago, I didn't even know there were as many African-American communities up in this area as there are."

Descendants of historic Emory Grove

Carolyn Taylor, Rev. Cyrus Glenn Taylor, and Mike Johnson talk about baseball, church, and community in the historic Black community of Emory Grove, founded after the Civil War in what is now Gaithersburg, MD.

13th Generation Marylander, Katie Longbrake

Katie Longbrake, a 13th-generation Marylander, reflects on her impression of the Peck historical marker ceremony on Oct. 22, 2023.

Ritu Narula: The importance of the Peck marker dedication

Ritu Narula, a Northern Virginia resident, about why she wanted to participate in the historical marker dedication for the 1880 lynching of Mr. George Peck. When asked why she came she said, "What's been so profound for me is that this history exists right around the corner and...I grew up not knowing about it."

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