The Washington Revels Jubilee Voices joins the Montgomery County Lynching Memorial Project (MoCoLMP) in memorializing two young Black men who were lynched in Rockville, Maryland: Mr. John Diggs-Dorsey in 1880 and Mr. Sidney Randolph in 1896. Both men were dragged from the Montgomery County jail by vigilante mobs.
Jubilee Voices performs during the Soil Collection Ceremony, which will recognize the traumatic era of lynching through the collection of soil from near the lynching sites, music, and reflections from community leaders. Prior to the Ceremony, you can register to participate in the Remembrance Pilgrimage Walk from the old county jail, past locations that were then central to the African-American community, to the sites where Mr. Diggs-Dorsey and Mr. Randolph were lynched.
By reckoning with the truth of the racial violence that has shaped our communities, MoCoLMP seeks to advance healing and reconciliation.
The events are part of Remembrance Weekend, organized along with MoCoLMP’s co-hosts, the Montgomery County Remembrance and Reconciliation Commission and Montgomery History.