A monument honoring Confederate soldiers is staying put for now in front of Talbot County’s Courthouse in Easton, Maryland.
The Talbot County Council voted 3-2 on Tuesday, August 11, 2020, against removing the statue.
The statue, dedicated in 1916, commemorates the 84 soldiers from the county who fought for the Confederacy.
This is A Miner Detail Podcast Episode 275.
On Sunday, August 23, 2020, A Miner Detail Podcast, hosted by A Miner Detail Editor in Chief Ryan Miner, featured five panelists to discuss the fallout from the council’s decision to allow the racist statue to remain on public property.
- Len Foxwell, Chief of Staff to Maryland Comptroller Peter V. R. Franchot (D);
- Corey W. Pack, president, Talbot County Council;
- Wini Roche, President of Roche & Associates and the former executive director of the Maryland Tourism Coalition;
- Mark J. McLaurin, Director of Political and Legislative Affairs for the Service Employees International Union Local 500;
- Richard DeShay Elliott, Maryland progressive activist, and candidate for state delegate in Prince George’s County.