Backers pitch bill that would create statewide commission on Maryland's lynching history

Backers of legislation that would create a commission to explore and address Maryland’s lynching history will make their case Tuesday before the Maryland House Judiciary Committee, the latest step in a grass-roots movement that appears to be gaining momentum across the state. The bill’s chief sponsor, Del. Joseline Pena-Melnyk, will have the backing of a bipartisan group of more than 50 co-sponsors when she presents her arguments at a 1 p.m. hearing in Annapolis. (Balt. Sun)

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