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"The Isaiah Fountain Case," and Maryland Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Photo: Provided by Author
Photo: Provided by Author

Maryland set up a ‘truth-and-reconciliation’ commission to come to grips with the shameful history of lynching in the Free State. We talk to its chair, David Fakunle … and to Joseph Koper, author of the book--The Isaiah Fountain Case--that asks when an execution after a trial could be called a lynching.

Links: Maryland Lynching Truth and Reconciliation Commission, The Isaiah Fountain Case.

Sheilah Kast is the host of On The Record, Monday-Friday, 9:30-10:00 am.
Melissa Gerr is a Senior Producer for On the Record. She started in public media at Twin Cities Public Television in St. Paul, Minn., where she is from, and then worked as a field producer for Oregon Public Broadcasting in Portland. She made the jump to audio-lover in Baltimore as a digital media editor at Mid-Atlantic Media and Laureate Education, Inc. and as a field producer for "Out of the Blocks." Her beat is typically the off-beat with an emphasis on science, culture and things that make you say, 'Wait, what?'