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Maryland panel votes to remove Civil War plaque from State House

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Posted at 12:29 PM, Jun 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-15 12:36:20-04

MARYLAND — The Maryland State House Trust voted on Monday to remove a plaque that honors the Civil War’s Union and Confederate soldiers.

Adrienne Jones, Speaker of the Maryland House of Delegates, said they have made great strides to reflect the importance of African-Americans in Maryland's history over the past year with the addition of Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass statues.

Jones stated this is a symbolic step in efforts to create more systemic equality and it is an important one so that all Marylanders feel welcome in the State House.