Vandalism

Baltimore removed its Confederate monuments a year ago, so what's changed?

Baltimore removed its Confederate monuments a year ago, so what's changed?

As we mark the one-year anniversary of the removal of four monuments here in Baltimore, I am left with a nagging question: Are we any closer to solving the dilemma of how we recognize important historical figures, one that is different than the pervasive white male, figurative representations that dominate America’s landscape?

In March of this year, after the removal of the Lee and Jackson monument, Baltimore City public officials came up with a “solution” for this specific site. A tree-lined area close to where the monument once stood was renamed “Harriet Tubman Grove.” While the road to get to this place in time was certainly paved with good intentions, the absence of Harriet...

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