- Roger B. Taney Monument (1887)
- Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument (1903)
- Confederate Women’s Monument (1919)
- Lee-Jackson Monument (1948)
- Roger B. Taney Monument
- Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument
- Confederate Women’s Monument
- Lee-Jackson Monument
In the wake of the tragic shooting in Charleston, South Carolina, communities across the U.S. began reconsidering symbols of the Confederacy (including flags and monuments) for their connections to racism in the past and present. In Baltimore, the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument on Mount Royal Avenue was tagged on July 22 with the words “Black Lives Matter”—matching the well-publicized tagging of monuments in Charleston and beyond. A group of activists, including Marvin “Doc” Cheatham and others who had advocated against the Lee-Jackson Monument for years, staged a protest and press conference to draw attention to the troubling meaning of these statues. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and city staff quickly responded with the announcement of the special commission on June 30.
Between September 2015 and January 2016, this commission plans to consider four public monuments:
Baltimore Heritage is dedicated to educating Baltimore City residents about the review process, conducting research on the history of the four monuments under considerations, and promoting public participation and input throughout the process.
Learn more about the history of Confederate memory in Baltimore through our study of the monuments and their historic context. Additional information about each of the monuments is available on Explore Baltimore Heritage:
Last Updated: April 20, 2016