The controversial Talbot Boys Civil War memorial was removed Monday, March 14, 2022, from the Talbot County courthouse grounds in Easton, Maryland.
But in 2020, the Talbot County Council voted 3-2 against removing the Confederate statue.
The Talbot Boys memorial was dedicated in 1916 and commemorated 84 Confederate soldiers from Talbot Court who fought and died in the American Civil War.
Talbot Boys Monument Discussion
On Sunday, August 23, 2020, A Miner Detail Podcast, hosted by A Miner Detail Editor in Chief Ryan Miner, featured five panelists to discuss the fallout from the council’s decision to allow the racist statue to remain on public property.
- Len Foxwell, Chief of Staff to Maryland Comptroller Peter V. R. Franchot (D);
- Corey W. Pack, president, Talbot County Council;
- Wini Roche, President of Roche & Associates and the former executive director of the Maryland Tourism Coalition;
- Mark J. McLaurin, Director of Political and Legislative Affairs for the Service Employees International Union Local 500;
- Richard DeShay Elliott, Maryland progressive activist and candidate for state delegate in Prince George’s County.