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Baltimore City removes statue of Capt. John O’Donnell, a slave-owning merchant, from Canton park on Monday night

April 6, 2021

A statue dedicated in 1980 to Capt. John O’Donnell, an Irish-born merchant who enslaved people on his plantation in Canton, was removed Monday night by Baltimore City. “This is a historical moment, however, countless publicly named monuments, statues, streets, and schools across Baltimore remain that must be reassessed,” Mayor Brandon Scott said in a statement. “I am committed to dismantling structural oppression in Baltimore by working with the City Administrator to commission a team to establish procedures for reviewing the impact of these cruel monuments while continuing to promote equitable policies to right yesterday’s wrongs.”

Article Source: Baltimore Sun

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