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The Star Democrat: Letter to the Editor- Remove ‘Talbot Boys’

I’m sure most of your readers are familiar with the “Talbot Boys’ statue prominently situated in front of the Talbot County courthouse in Easton.

I’m also sure that many, if not most, of your readers find it offensive.

By “honoring” the Confederacy (it’s inscribed “To the Talbot Boys 1861-1865 C.S.A.”), it dishonors the United States.

As a former civil rights volunteer who supported voting rights for black Americans in Mississippi, Maryland (Dorchester County), and Georgia, I encountered it some years ago.

I’m pleased to learn that Peter Franchot, Maryland’s comptroller, has recently declared his opposition to this monument to racism and white supremacy and I support his campaign to have it removed.

I urge the Star-Democrat to lend its editorial support for immediate removal of the out-dated hunk of metal with no claim to morality.


Rock Hall

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