The Move the Monument Coalition will hold a rally 6 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 10, to expose the injustice of the Confederate statue on Talbot County’s Courthouse lawn.
Several prominent current and former attorneys will address this central issue: What does justice mean if a monument dedicated to traitors and defenders of slavery erected decades after the Civil War greets entrants to the courthouse, the site where justice is supposed to be dispensed?
JoAnn Asparagus, who has served as Magistrate of the Circuit Court for Caroline County for nearly 20 years and is the longest-serving magistrate on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, will speak. Michael Pullen, who served as Talbot County attorney for 24 years, will also speak, as will Keith Watts, a retired labor attorney.
The rally is part of an ongoing commitment to gather on the nights the Talbot County Council meets to send the message that their 3-to-2 vote to leave the statue in place does not represent the sentiments of the majority of Talbot County’s citizens who will continue to push for its removal.
All are welcome to attend and asked to wear masks and socially distance. For more information, contact email@example.com.