September 27, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Leaders, Residents Gather in Rockville to Remember Victims of Lynching 

The Montgomery County community gathered Sunday in Rockville to memorialize two Black men who were lynched in the late 1800s. John Diggs-Dorsey was lynched in 1880 and Sidney Randolph in 1896, according to Montgomery History documents. Diggs-Dorsey was accused of assault in 1880 and was in jail when a white mob took him and lynched […]

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September 26, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Remembrance Walk, Soil Collection Ceremony Memorialize Two Victims Lynched in Rockville 

In the late 1800s, two Black men were lynched in the Rockville area. On Sunday, leaders and residents joined a remembrance walk and soil collection ceremony to memorialize John Diggs-Dorsey and Sidney Randolph. According to Montgomery History, Diggs-Dorsey was accused of assault in 1880 and jailed, when a mob captured him and lynched him. Randolph […]

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May 10, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Hogan Grants Posthumous Pardons for 34 Lynching Victims; 3 in Montgomery County 

Gov. Larry Hogan issued posthumous pardons for 34 victims of racial lynchings in Maryland, including three victims who were killed around the Montgomery County area. “My hope is that this action will, at least in some way, help to right these horrific wrongs. And perhaps to bring a measure of peace to the memories of […]

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