Confronting the Sites of Federal Monuments

Samuel Hoi

In September 2017, MICA's President, Samuel Hoi, offered a follow-up plan for what to do with the vacant sites of Confederate monuments.

President Samuel Hoi was featured on Baltimore's local National Public Radio (NPR) station, WYPR 88.1 on October 3, 2017, and offered recommendations for what to do with the vacant sites of Confederate monuments.

Renewed attention was brought to this matter following the violence at Charlotte, Va.'s white nationalist rally on August 12, 2017. Many government officials, including Representative Nancy Pelosi of California, the House Democratic leader, have called to remove statues, markers and other monuments that celebrate controversial Civil War era figures from public grounds. There are likely hundreds of such monuments in the United States. 

Listen to President Hoi's statements here.

Statement from the President on Removal of Confederate Statues

Strengthening Our Resolution

"Early this morning while most of us slept, the Confederate statue, 'Winged Angel/Soldier,' was taken down by city workers from Mt. Royal Avenue in MICA's Bolton Hill neighborhood—a decisive action by Mayor Catherine Pugh to remove this and three other Confederate monuments in Baltimore."