Louis S. Diggs 1932-2022

It is with heavy hearts that we share the sad news that Louis S. Diggs passed away on October 24th, 2022. His contributions to the study of African-American history in Baltimore County are unmatched. He touched so many of us with his passion and personality over the years. He will live on through his many books, recordings, and the Diggs-Johnson Museum. We will miss him dearly.

Obituaries and arrangements:

Baltimore Sun Obituary by Jacques Kelly

Baltimore Banner Obituary by Cadence Quaranta

Letter from Maryland Lynching Memorial Project

Visitation and Funeral Information Link


Here is a selection from an oral history interview done at HSBC.


This was his last presentation for HSBC given over zoom on February 26, 2022.


On February 28, 2023, WYPR aired portions of a 2008 interview with Louis Diggs from the show On The Record hosted by Sheilah Kast. You can listen to it here: Remembering Louis Diggs, who chronicled Baltimore County’s Black communities