Tag: confederate monuments

3 Md. Congressmen Push Bill to Remove Robert E. Lee Statue at Antietam

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Photo via National Park Service

The campaign against Confederate statues rages on in Maryland, this time out west at a historic Civil War battlefield.

Md. Senate President Says He Regrets that Taney Remarks ‘Distracted’ from Issue

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Roger Taney’s since-removed statue in Annapolis. Photo via City of Annapolis.

For what it’s worth, Mike Miller is sorry he stood up for Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger Taney and his complicated past.

Top Stories: KKK Alive in the Free State, ‘Madre Luz’ Toppled in Wyman Park Dell, Quality Spots to Catch the Eclipse

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Our most popular read this week was actually from April 2016, but who’s counting? Given the recent national tensions stemming from the deadly, hate-fueled violence in Charlottesville, Va., on Aug. 12, we decided to re-publish Rachel Monroe’s post, “The Ku Klux Klan Is Apparently Still Alive and Well in Maryland.” It’s true: the KKK is still very much alive. And as Rachel noted, Maryland has two active chapters in Rosedale and Annapolis.

While the hate group’s numbers have dwindled in recent years, there are still thousands of Klan members scattered across the country. As shown in Charlottesville and resulting protests elsewhere, America’s racist, neo-Confederate underbelly is nothing to scoff at. Now if we can just pick leaders who will single out the right bad guys

For your reference, here’s some more recent info on the number of other hate groups across the state.

These were the other top-read stories on Baltimore Fishbowl this past week:

Days After Md. Officials Remove Confederate Monuments, Trump Labels Them ‘Weak, Weak People’ 

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Official portrait of President Donald Trump, via the White House

All eyes, including those of President Donald Trump, were on Baltimore and Annapolis last week when leaders ordered the removals of longstanding monuments to Confederate leaders.

Howard County Follows Suit, Removes Confederate Memorial Outside Courthouse

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Photo via Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman/Facebook

Another local Confederate memorial disappeared from public view last night, when Howard County work crews removed a large commemorative stone located right outside the circuit courthouse in Ellicott City.

Someone Toppled the ‘Madre Luz’ Sculpture that Briefly Replaced Baltimore’s Lee-Jackson Monument

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“Madre Luz,” by Pablo Machioli, knocked down in the Wyman Park Dell.

On Thursday morning, Pablo Machioli’s sculpture depicting a pregnant black woman with her fist raised, child on her back, stood proudly atop a marble base in the Wyman Park Dell. By the late afternoon, someone had knocked over and destroyed the sculpture; on a step nearby were the words, “Honor History,” painted in gold.

City Removes its Four Confederate Monuments Overnight

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A Department of Public Works employee paints over graffiti on the base of the Lee-Jackson Monument in the Wyman Park Dell.

A years-old fight to rid Baltimore of its Confederate statues ended early Wednesday morning, with all four of the monuments being carted off on flatbed trucks.

Baltimore Is Having a Hard Time Unloading Those Confederate Statues

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Anyone looking to purchase some visually impressive, slavery-tainted statues? Because Baltimore is looking to unload a couple, and so far they haven’t found any buyers.

Remove 2 of 4 Baltimore Confederate Monuments, Commission Says

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screen-shot-2016-09-14-at-3-23-35-pmThe fiery discourse about the place of Confederate monuments in contemporary America has since given way to the presidential campaign for much of the national media. But the wheels of city government kept turning on the question in Baltimore. On Wednesday, a commission appointed by the mayor to make recommendations on the future of Baltimore’s Confederate monuments handed down a split decision.

A Pair of Confederate Statues Could Be Leaving Baltimore

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 Photograph by A. Aubrey Bodine, 1948 (via Maryland Historical Society)
Photograph by A. Aubrey Bodine, 1948 (via Maryland Historical Society)

A Baltimore City task force recommended the removal of two Confederate monuments. If the mayor signs off, the action would result in half of the city’s Confederate monuments being removed.

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