The campaign against Confederate statues rages on in Maryland, this time out west at a historic Civil War battlefield.
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For what it’s worth, Mike Miller is sorry he stood up for Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger Taney and his complicated past.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The 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 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.