September 14, 2021

Van Hollen Statement on Talbot County Council Vote to Remove Talbot Boys Confederate Statue from Courthouse Grounds

Today, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) released the following statement regarding the Talbot County Council’s vote to remove the Talbot Boys Confederate Statue from the County Courthouse grounds:

“The judiciary has an obligation to deliver equal justice under the law. Yet, standing outside of the Talbot County Courthouse is a symbol that embodies the opposite: injustice and inequality. The Talbot Boys Statue – which was erected over 50 years after the Civil War during the era of Jim Crow when the KKK and white supremacy were on the rise – glorifies soldiers who fought with the Confederacy to protect and preserve the evil institution of slavery. It’s past time we remove this stain on justice from the County Courthouse grounds, and I’m glad to see tonight’s vote to do that.”