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Mayor to 'review' the city's Confederate statues

Mayor to 'review' the city's Confederate statues

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake today announced the creation of a "special commission to review all of Baltimore’s Confederate statues and historical assets." "I believe it is important for us to take a thoughtful, reasoned approach to these Confederate-era monuments, rather than rush to simply 'tear them down' or 'keep them up' in the heat of the moment," she said in a statement. "A special commission, under the guidance and direction of CHAP [Baltimore City Commission For Historical & Architectural Preservation] and the Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts, will take the time to thoroughly research the background and significance...