This Saturday, December 4, from 1pm-3pm ET  the #breathewithme Revolution and the Maryland Lynching Memorial Project present the World Premiere of Hidden in Full View, a short film that documents the lynching of 23-year old Matthew Williams in Salisbury, Maryland 90 years ago. The release is part of a national campaign that includes the upcoming publication of a book about the Williams lynching, “The Silent Shore: The Lynching of Matthew Williams and the Politics of Racism in the Free State” by Charles Chavis, Ph.D., Vice Chair of the Maryland Lynching Truth & Reconciliation Commission and a member of the MLMP board of directors.

After the screening, there will be a community conversation on social justice and the role of the truth to fuel restorative justice moderated by Prophet, co-founder of #breathewithme Revolution and the Black Music Action Coalition, joined by panelists:  

  • Dr. Charles Chavis, Director of African and African American Studies, George Mason University 
  • Dr. Marcus Anthony Hunter, Scott Waugh Endowed Chair in the Division of the Social Sciences, Professor of Sociology, and the Inaugural Chair of the Department of African American Studies at UCLA
  • Dr. David Fakunle, Chair, Maryland Lynching Truth and Reconciliation Commission, 
  • Katrina Binutu, Filmmaker, Crue Films, 
  • Samson Binutu, Filmmaker, Crue Films, 
  • Shannie Shields, Salisbury Activist, 
  • Jeannie Jones, descendant of Matthew Williams, 
  • Amber Green, Salisbury Activist and Director of Fenix Youth Project

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