Mayor Pugh Plans to Remove Confederate Monuments in Baltimore

Mayor Catherine Pugh plans to move forward with the removal of Baltimore’s remaining confederate statues.

Pugh issued a statement on Monday saying she read a 34-page report compiled by a task force under former Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and identified key steps for removal, which include “identifying legal requirements for deaccession, negotiating and executing agreements with potential recipients, procuring funding, and receiving approval from the Maryland Historical Trust Easement Committee for moving the Lee Jackson Monument.”