Now We Know Their Names

cover image for the article on The Atlantic, showing a grainy b&w photo of a mob surrounding a telephone pole. Words on the right are: 'NOW WE KNOW THEIR NAMES. by Clint Smith'

Featured article in The Atlantic by Clint Smith. “Some in Maryland are also attempting to take the process of truth and reconciliation a step further, by interviewing not only the descendants of the lynching victims, but also the descendants of those in the lynch mobs. Charles L. Chavis Jr., a professor, the director of African and African American studies at George Mason University, and the author of The Silent Shore, has spent years combing through archives in order to identify people who participated in lynchings in Maryland.”

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February 2, 2022