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Talbot Boys Statue in Easton Stays Despite National Debate

Posted: 08/17/2017 07:29:00 -04:00 Updated:

EASTON, Md. - The Talbot Boys statue in Easton has held its ground - for now.

Pat O'Brien says she can trace her roots to some of the names listed on the statue. She says, despite recent events, it should stay.

"This is just a quiet little stone with some names on it," O'Brien said.

It's not the same story in places like Baltimore. The mayor elected to remove Confederate statues. But O'Brien says the Talbot Boys statue is something different.

"I think this should stay in this case because these were not bloodthirsty people," O'Brien said.

But Richard Potter with Talbot County NAACP says the statue represents the hate similar to what happened last weekened in Charlottesville, Va.

"A monument that depicts a message of hate is not the place for it," Potter says.

Potter says an appropriate place to put the statue is in a museum.

Last year, the statue faced the same issue. The Talbot County Council voted to see the statue stay.

Councilman Corey Pack says the council is sticking with that decision, but he says he has a solution that may finally put a ceasefire to both sides which would be "any other group that wanted to place a second statue on the courthouse grounds that may honor Union soldiers."





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