Maryland Lynching Victims

Truth and Reconciliation Project

The Maryland Lynching Truth and Reconciliation Commission is investigating the more than forty Marylanders lynched in this state between 1854 and 1933. None of the perpetrators of these crimes was ever brought to justice. The Commission is trying to uncover the facts surrounding these crimes in order to give the affected families and communities a sense of closure and help commemorate the victims of these terrorist acts.

If you are or have knowledge of someone who may be related to one of the victims, please complete the form at the bottom of this page.

Maryland Racial Terrorism Lynching Victims

County Date Lynched
Allegany County
WilliamBurns (Hughes)1907
Anne Arundel County
JohnSims1875
GeorgeBriscoe1884
WrightSmith1898
HenryDavis1906
KingJohnson1911
Baltimore County
HowardCooper1885
Calvert County
CharlesWhitley1886
Caroline County
DavidThomas1854
JimWilson1862
Carroll County
TownsendCook1885
Cecil County
FredPearce1861
JohnJones1872
Frederick County
JamesCarroll1879
JohnBigus1887
JamesBowens/Goings1895
PageWallace1880
Harford County
IsaacMoore1868
JimQuinn1869
LewisHarris1900
Howard County
JacobHenson, Jr.1895
Kent County
JamesTaylor1892
Montgomery County
GeorgePeck1880
JohnDiggs1880
SydneyRandolph1896
Prince George's County
ThomasJuricks1869
John HenryScott1875
MikeGreen1878
StephenWilliams1894
Queen Anne's County
JohnFields1860
AsburyGreen1891
St. Mary's County
BenjaminHance1887
Somerset County
IsaacKemp1894
WilliamAndrews1897
JamesReed1907
GeorgeArmwood1933
Wicomico County
GarfieldKing1898
MatthewWilliams1931

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