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Understanding Monuments and an Empty Plinth: Talking about public art and history at Mount Vernon Place
August 20, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pmFree
Join us this Sunday afternoon for an hour-long walk and discussion about the history of the now absent Taney Monument and other monuments around Mount Vernon Place. Why are these statues here? This short tour is an opportunity for residents to learn about the history of the statues, ask questions about the people they depict, and reflect on how they see the monuments today.
If you’re interested in learning more about Baltimore’s Confederate monuments, we encourage you to read our 2015 report on the history of all four of the monuments that came down this week. You can also read our update on the removal of the Confederate monuments and our hope for continued public participation as the city considers what should replace Justice Roger B. Taney on the empty plinth.
Registration is not required for this tour.
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