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'The Three Lynchings' (of Montgomery County) Film Viewing and Discussion

Sunday, February 7, 2021, 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM
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Katharine Kosin
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Background: Between 1880 and 1896, three known lynchings were carried out in Montgomery County, Maryland. All three were committed at night, with groups of local citizens taking Black men who had been accused of crimes from county law enforcement officers and hanging the men from trees alongside major county roadways. In the documentary film, The Three Lynchings, local filmmaker Jay Mallin explores these public murders as acts of racial terrorism. A viewing of the film (45 minutes in length) will take place via Zoom, followed by a panel discussion of the movie with Jay Mallin and local historians. Sponsored by Westmoreland Congregational United Church. Co-sponsored by Macedonia Baptist Church, River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Bethesda Presbyterian Church, the Briggs Center for Faith and Action, Interwoven Congregations, Bethesda United Church of Christ, Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church, Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Synagogue, The Church in Bethesda, and Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church. Screening is free, but participants asked to make an optional donation to support HBCUs of Maryland. Register here: