Sun, Aug 15 | Gate House Museum

The Lynching of Townsend Cook: Reckoning with anti-black violence in Carroll County

The Carroll County Coalition of the Maryland Lynching Memorial Project speaks of June, 1885, when 50 armed men in masks broke into the Westminster jail, pulled out a 21-year-old black man named Townsend Cook, drove him away, put a bullet in his head, and left him hanging from a white oak tree.
The Lynching of Townsend Cook: Reckoning with anti-black violence in Carroll County

When & Where

Aug 15, 2:00 PM
Gate House Museum, Gate House Museum, Cooper Drive, Sykesville, MD, USA

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