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New Monument Honoring Black Revolutionary War Soldiers Planned for Maryland State House

27 Dec 2023 7:53 AM | Anonymous

A new monument honoring Black Revolutionary War soldiers is being planned for the Maryland State House grounds.

The monument stems from a proposal by Steven X. Lee, an adjunct history professor at Stevenson University and author and founding director of the Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museumin Baltimore County.

“Mr. Lee worked with the archives to create a proposal that was put before the State House Trust and unanimously approved to honor African Americans who served in the Revolutionary War in a figural monument that will be located in the general location of the historic front of the State House, where the statue of Roger Brooke Taney once stood,” said Elaine Rice Bachmann, state archivist.

Lee is the author of “The Story or Mr. Thomas Carney,” a Black Revolutionary War soldier born in 1754 on the Eastern Shore.

The monument will be the State House Trust contribution to the state’s celebration of the 250th anniversary of the founding of the United States.

You can read more in an article by Bryan P. Sears published in the web site at:

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