An ad hoc group of citizens who are resolute about moving the “Talbot Boys” Confederate monument will hold a candlelight vigil on the Talbot County courthouse grounds Tuesday, September 22 at 6:30. The group will then walk in a procession through downtown Easton to remind people that the groundswell for the statue’s removal continues in spite of the Council’s vote on August 11 to leave it in place.
The group plans to continue having a presence at all bi-weekly Tuesday-night Council meetings until this issue is resolved. Though the last Council meeting was conducted virtually, it is not known whether the September 22nd meeting will be virtual or held in the Bradley Meeting Room in the courthouse.
Other approaches to move the issue forward are in the works by members of the group. All are encouraged to join the vigil and walk. Battery-operated candles will be available.
Talbot County has come under national scrutiny with recent publication of The New Yorker article by local author Casey Cep titled “My Local Confederate Monument. I thought that the statue would finally come down this summer. I was wrong” and a podcast from The New Yorker Radio Hour titled “What To Do With A Confederate Monument?” by David Remnick.