|A West Point Educated General Replaced With a Pregnant Black Women|
BALTIMORE, MD (WUSA9) - "Activists lifted a modern sculpture depicting a pregnant African-American "Lady Liberty" onto the pedestal where a monument to Confederate Generals Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson was removed overnight.
The new statue is not sanctioned by the City of Baltimore which owns the site, but there was no immediate action to remove it by police or city officials. The removal of the Lee-Jackson monument and three other Confederate statues was ordered by Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh. Pugh told reporters she ordered the removals as a matter of public safety. In 2015 plaques were placed on the Lee-Jackson statue calling the monuments examples of the revisionist history "Lost Cause" movement.
Pugh said the monuments have been moved to safe locations for storage, but she did not say where. One city council member is calling for the destruction of the statues."