May 10, 2022

Commission on Remembrance and Reconciliation Will Present Virtual Symposium on ‘Preserving Legacies: Resources for Reconciliation’ on Saturday, May 14

The Montgomery County Commission on Remembrance and Reconciliation on Saturday, May 14, will present a virtual symposium in remembrance of the three lynchings found in Montgomery County in the 19th Century. “Preserving Legacies: Resources for Reconciliation” seeks to contribute toward reconciliation for African American communities for the deaths of George W. Peck and John Diggs-Dorsey in 1880 and Sidney Randolph in 1896.

The event will take place from 9:30 a.m. - 1p.m. Registration is required to participate and can be done at Participants should register early to review online resources and prepare questions in advance for panelists.

The program will reveal resources and tools for communities to advocate for themselves and preserve African American historical and cultural legacies.

The event will include three panels. Their themes will be Organizational Strategies and Leadership: Cemeteries and Burial Grounds—Discovery and Documentation; and Preservation—Funding the Legacy.

For additional information on the program, contact Jeanne M. Toungara. a commissioner on the Commission on Remembrance and Reconciliation, at