In October 1933, George Armwood was lynched in Princess Anne, Maryland. This October marks the 78th anniversary of his death and the 100th anniversary of his birth.
While perhaps two thousand residents witnessed the event, it went almost unreported on the Eastern Shore while at the same time making national news.
This weekend there will be a special George Armwood Rememberance discussion at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore to look back at those events and their legacy. The Discussion will be held October 22nd from 11Am-1PM in the Theater in the UMES Student Services Center.
Kirkland Hall with the Somerset Branch of the NAACP
Eric Jodlbauer, local historian and Somerset County resident
Dr. Katheryn Barret-Gains...teaches African Studies at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.