Judge Lynch's Court
Judge Lynch's Court: Mob Justice in Maryland During the Age of Jim Crow, 1860s - 1930s
Introduction: From a list of lynchings known to have taken place in various Maryland counties between the 1860s and the 1930s, this project will seek to document the events as recorded in the press. When at all available, the local press will be used, moving out to the more regional presses only as fallback options. The dates listed for each lynching incident are fairly accurate (+/- 10 to 12 weeks). Most of the newspapers to be used are weeklies, so where date inaccuracy exists it should not pose a major problem.
Related Materials: Judge Lynch's Court Overview | Lynching in America: Confronting the Legacy of Racial Terror | Lynching Selected Bibliography | NAACP Thirty Years of Lynching in the United States, 1889-1913