A Short Timeline of the Lee-Jackson Monument

The Lee-Jackson Monument in Wyman Park Dell // Monday, August 14, 2017 // 7 am
This week, Baltimore removed its four Confederate monuments in the dead of night, while most of the city was asleep. After nearly two years of indecision over what to do with the statues and mounting pressure from local activists, the City Council unanimously voted to get rid of them. When I woke up on Wednesday morning, I was thrilled that the city had taken down its symbols of white supremacy.

I've spent hours at the monument of Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson, just a few blocks away from my campus, interviewing community members, taking photos, and simply reflecting. It was incredible to be able to see history in the making.

Below are more photos from the monument between Sunday, August 13 and Wednesday, August 16.

Demonstrators gathering in front of the Lee-Jackson Monument // Sunday, August 13, 2017 // 7:35 pm

Demonstrators gathering in front of the Lee-Jackson Monument // Sunday, August 13, 2017 // 7:45 pm

Signs and graffiti left by demonstrators // Monday, August 14, 2017 // 7 am

"Madre Luz" (Mother Light) // Monday, August 14, 2017// 7 am

More messages left by community members // Monday, August 14, 2017 // 7 am 

Lee-Jackson Monument in Wyman Park Dell // Wednesday, August 16, 2017 // 5 pm

A note from a Baltimore resident left at the monument // Wednesday, August 16, 2017 // 5 pm

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