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Lynching Truth and Reconciliation Commission begins work to address atrocities

Sherrilyn Ifill, author and lawyer, speaks at Thursday’s Maryland Lynching Memorial Project kickoff event. (The Daily Record / Louis Krauss)

At least 40 African Americans were lynched in Maryland between 1850 and 1950, according to research presented Thursday at the kickoff meeting of a statewide commission charged with examining each killing and recommending what Maryland should do as a form ...

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