Calls to remove, rename Christopher Columbus monuments in Baltimore

Jun 24, 2020 262

BY: Dan Lampariello

The Baltimore City Council is considered renaming 1 of 3 monuments dedicated to Christopher Columbus across the city. It comes as several state's grapple with how to handle removing monuments and statues of controversial historical figures.

The proposal was introduced by City Councilman Ryan Dorsey Monday and would rededicate an obelisk monument at Herring Run Park as the Police Violence Victims Monument. The monument is currently honors Christopher Columbus and is considered the oldest monument dedicated to him in the country.

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