BALTIMORE —Leaders in Maryland are joining a call to remove Confederate emblems from state and local memorials and parks.
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said she will proceed with changing the name of a popular park that bears the name of Robert E. Lee. It is the latest move to take down any signs of the Confederacy from public view in the wake of the church shootings in South Carolina.
Confederate symbols, particularly the flag, have been controversial and offensive to some for some time. But now, the move is on to make the symbols far less prominently displayed, much to the protest of those who say they just want to preserve part of the nation's history.