Founded in 2018, the Maryland Lynching Memorial Project (MLMP) is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization that works to advance the cause of reconciliation in the state of Maryland by documenting the history of racial terror lynchings, advocating for public acknowledgement of these murders and working to honor and dignify the lives of the victims. MLMP works with coalition affiliates in 13 of 17 Maryland counties where racial terror lynchings have been documented. Though it does not have an office, MLMP does community-based work throughout the state. Their work supports community remembrance projects for the coalitions; provides fiscal sponsorship for those coalitions desiring it; and supports local, state and national audiences through a range of programming.
The legacy of racism endures in America’s psyche and society. The Maryland Lynching Memorial Project believes the injuries that racism continues to inflict cannot be healed until they are confronted: there must be truth before there can be reconciliation.