As a part of Black History Month, two professors will explore the connection between Confederate symbols and the Civil Rights movements a half century ago and today in a virtual event sponsored by Move the Monument Coalition.
The event, to be held on Zoom at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 9, will also look at how acknowledging Talbot County’s own history of racial injustice can begin the process of healing.
Dr. Kirkland Hall of Princess Anne, MD experienced Jim Crow firsthand as he attended segregated schools and was barred from drinking from public drinking fountains. He is a former professor at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and is currently a commissioner on the Maryland Lynching Truth and Reconciliation Commission. He produced the video “Burn: The Lynching of George Armwood.” Armwood was lynched on Oct. 18, 1933 in Princess Anne, the last recorded lynching in Maryland.
Local author Anne Farris Rosen is an award-winning freelance journalist who splits her time between Washington, D.C. and Tilghman Island. She has worked for The New York Times, The Washington Post and the BBC. She teaches “News Coverage of Racial Issues” at the University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism and coauthored “Deep South Dispatch: Memoir of a Civil Rights Journalist” with her father, former New York Times correspondent John N. Herbers (1923-2017), who covered the Civil Rights Movement for more than a decade.
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For more information, contact: movethemonumentTC@gmail.com
We are a nonpartisan coalition of citizens dedicated to moving the Confederate soldier’s monument, reflective of a divisive and racist past, off the lawn of the Talbot County Courthouse.