PBS NewsHour

Maryland reckons with a violent, racist past

Clip: 06/19/2021 | 12m 27s | Video has closed captioning.

More than 6,500 Black people were lynched in America between the end of the civil war in 1865 and 1950. These murders were carried out not only in the deep South, but in states like Maryland, which is now the first state in the nation to come to terms with its history of racial terror by starting a truth and reconciliation process. Brian Palmer reports.

Aired: 06/19/21

Rating: NR

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