Published: Wed, May 31, 2017
Local | By Adrian Hale

Baltimore mayor exploring removal of Confederate statues

Baltimore mayor exploring removal of Confederate statues

He says that's why New Orleans is removing their statues and other communities like Richmond, Virginia the Capitol of the Confederacy, are adding statues of civil rights leaders and others to flesh out the historic context. "The city does want to remove these".

Mayor Catherine Pugh is exploring removing them entirely, according to The Baltimore Sun, and suggested Saturday the city may auction the monuments off.

In a recent letter to the editor, a reader went off on a angry rant about the removal of Confederate monuments from public spaces. Taney, the Marylander who served as the fifth chief justice of the United States, wrote the notorious Dred Scott decision, which declared that African-Americans could not be US citizens.

"New Orleans has taken on this issue", Pugh said.

The discussion was provoked by the shooting deaths of nine African-Americans in a historically black SC church by a white man who had posted photographs of himself with the Confederate battle flag.

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu (D) received death threats over his ruling to remove four statues. "Stonewall" Jackson Monument in the Wyman Park Dell. It costs about $200,000 a statute to tear them down ...

In the news conference, Pugh said the removal of Confederate monuments is "another one of those things we will tackle".

Rawlings Blake put up signs on all of them calling them propaganda created to falsify history and support racial intimidation, and said she would leave their ultimate destinies with Pugh, which is where it now lay. This week, a MS lawmaker said in a social media post that anyone seeking to "destroy historical monuments of OUR HISTORY ... should be LYNCHED!"

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