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Ellen Moyer: We can’t learn from history if we make it invisible

April 19, 2021

Whoa! On April 5, the statue of Irishman John O’Donnell, who settled in East Baltimore in 1785 on land that is today the trendy upscale Canton neighborhood, was dismantled. Eight hundred people signed an online petition to remove him from the park of his name because he owned a 1900-acre plantation managed by 36 slaves. For Baltimore to heal and become “a city welcome to everyone, everywhere” this symbol of the enslaver and oppression had to go.

Article Source: Capital Gazette

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