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PBS NewsHour – Dec. 4, 2021

PBS NewsHour – Dec. 4, 2021

In Maryland, a first-of-its-kind reckoning with the state's brutal history of lynchings and racial terror. Watch at PBS.org NewsHour

Maryland reckons with a violent, racist past

Maryland reckons with a violent, racist past

In the center of downtown Salisbury, on Maryland’s eastern shore, the historic Wicomico county courthouse stands today as it did in 1931. Back then this supposed hall of justice was the site of a brutal, extra-judicial killing: the lynching of 23-year-old Matthew Williams.

book cover for The Silent Shore, a black and white grainy image of a gathering of white men and one small boy

The Silent Shore

The Lynching of Matthew Williams and the Politics of Racism in the Free State