“In the middle of the night, Baltimore removes its Confederate statues and residents celebrate” -Daily Kos

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” Moreover, these statues were erected long following the Civil War was over—during the Jim Crow era, an additional reminder of just how black people were (and still are) treated as less than in our society. Part of this context includes acknowledging that these monuments which honor individuals who fought to keep blacks enslaved were put up to send a message that folks were, actually , okay with slavery, and racism. The past history of the Civil War, and the Confederacy are exactly that—history.

Pugh suggested on Monday that the statues may be relocated to Confederate cemeteries elsewhere in the state. The debate about Confederate monuments is certainly about history. Cities across the country are deciding to remove their Confederate monuments—signaling that the time has come to move on from a time period of time in time that represents slavery, racism, and the division of the country. And in Baltimore, early on Wednesday morning, the city took a step advance forward when its Confederate statues were from around the city.

Statues dedicated to Confederate heroes were swiftly removed across the city in the small size hours of Wednesday morning, just days at the end of violence broke out over with the removal of a analogous monument in neighboring Virginia. (Although Maryland never seceded from the Union during such time Civil War, there was popular support, for the Confederacy in Baltimore, and Southern Maryland, just where Confederate soldiers are buried.)…Read The Full Article Here

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