A Lynching on the University of Maryland Campus Richard Collins III was killed Saturday night because of the color of his skin.


A Lynching on the University of Maryland Campus

A Lynching on the University of Maryland Campus

Richard Collins III was killed Saturday night because of the color of his skin.

Richard Collins III

Richard Collins III. (Handout)
Richard Collins III was about to graduate from Bowie State University on Tuesday. He was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the US Army. He was airborne certified. He was a son, a friend, and active in his church.

To Sean Urbanski, a University of Maryland student, he was black. At around 3 am on  Saturday, May 20, Collins waited for an Uber ride along with two friends who were students at UMD at an on-campus bus stop. Urbanski walked up to them, and, according to witnesses, said, “Step left, step left if you know what’s best for you.” Collins simply replied, “No.” He stood his ground. Urbanski then stabbed him in the chest and fled the scene. Collins died at the hospital.

A Lynching on the University of Maryland Campus

A Lynching on the University of Maryland Campus

Richard Collins III was killed Saturday night because of the color of his skin.

Richard Collins III

Richard Collins III. (Handout)

Richard Collins III was about to graduate from Bowie State University on Tuesday. He was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the US Army. He was airborne certified. He was a son, a friend, and active in his church.

To Sean Urbanski, a University of Maryland student, he was black. At around 3 am on  Saturday, May 20, Collins waited for an Uber ride along with two friends who were students at UMD at an on-campus bus stop. Urbanski walked up to them, and, according to witnesses, said, “Step left, step left if you know what’s best for you.” Collins simply replied, “No.” He stood his ground. Urbanski then stabbed him in the chest and fled the scene. Collins died at the hospital….

https://www.thenation.com/article/lynching-university-maryland-campus/

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