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When ECP was Archivist of Maryland, he initiated and participated in the research on the history of lynching in Maryland web site and the documenting American History from Maryland Records web site that that initially was funded by the Maryland State Archives and Senator Robert Byrd grants for teaching American History.

Research on the topic included:

1931 Lynching of Matt Williams in Salisbury, Maryland and the 1935 lynching exhibition at the Maryland Institute

"Maryland, My Maryland!" editorial cartoon from The Baltimore Sun, 6 December 1931. "In the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave" editorial cartoon from The Jeffersonian, 12 December 1931.

"Spooks!" editorial cartoon from The Jeffersonian, 20 February 1932.

Source for cartoons: GOVERNOR (Newspaper clippings) Mathew Williams lynching, 1931 [MSA S1048-1, 2/31/3/14]

"Art's Ideas on Lynching Find Exhibition Place." The Baltimore Sun, 16 February 1935.

"To Show Lynching Pictures." The Baltimore Sun, 24 March 1935.

"Anti-Lynch Exhibition." The Baltimore Sun, 31 March 1935.