Teens to record living history of lynchings and racial injustice in Wicomico County

SALISBURY, Md. – In Salisbury, different community groups are offering teenagers and young adults the opportunity to learn more about the history of lynchings and racial injustice in Wicomico County.

Wicomico Public Libraries, the City of Salisbury Lynching Memorial Task Force, Fenix Youth Project Inc., and Salisbury University’s Edward H Nabb Research Center are leading this project. They’re asking teens to interview elders in the community to record their memories passed down through their families of lynchings.

“Even though oppression and violence take different forms it’s still alive today and that’s part of our mission is to connect past to present and show people that the past is not dead,” said City of Salisbury Lynching Memorial Task Force Co-Chair Michaela Moses.

“It’s still alive and with us,” said Moses.

Local History Archivist Ian Post says this project was made possible thanks to a $1,200 grant dollar from the Library of America and its Lift Every Voice initiative. There will be a virtual workshop on Sept. 24 from 4 PM until 5 PM. For more information on how you can get involved, click here.

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