BALTIMORE (WJZ) — As South Carolina removes the Confederate flag from its State House, a local movement is underway to take down Confederate landmarks. Monday night, the City Council took the first steps to rename Robert E. Lee Park—but it’s not something everyone is on board with.
Meghan McCorkell has more on the controversy.
Some say the name of the park is racially divisive but others argue it is a part of history.
A tranquil spot for boaters, dog walkers and fishermen alike—450 acres of city land just over the Baltimore County line. But this park is now the source of controversy because of its name: Robert E. Lee Park.
“That name needs to come down and a more appropriate name placed on it,” said community activist Dr. Marvin “Doc” Cheatham.