Remove the marker for Confederate General John H. Winder from Salisbury, MD.

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Erin Rounds
4 years ago
I was born and raised in Salisbury, and lived there most of the time prior to 2000, and my family continues to live there.
I don't understand WHY there are monuments to TRAITORS commemorating their TREASON anywhere in the US. It is not logical. It makes as much sense as a monument to Timothy McVeigh, even if in Michigan rather than Oklahoma City.
None of us are responsible for the actions of our ancestors. We ARE responsible for learning from their MISTAKES and CRIMES and our own actions. I'm descended from the creative, cruel, greedy bastard who INVENTED the Triangle Trade of Slaves - Sugar - Rum, but it doesn't take a PhD in Ethics to know his knighthood should be rescinded for want of a soul and basic human decency, regardless of being second in command at the defeat of the Spanish Armada. I am ashamed of his actions that have and continue to visit deadly injustice upon tens of MILLIONS of human beings. Better England had become Spanish.
This monument is pointlessly hurtful to many in the the community and entirely at odds with our ongoing UNION of States. Its continued existence is unnecessarily cruel and completely irrational. It promotes treason and has no place on government property. It might be appropriate at the Smithsonian.
How do so many forget WE ARE ALL AFRICAN? Quit expecting OTHERS to turn the other cheek to the lash of your family history . . . those are like perineums, we all have one but no one else wants to see yours or mine. Think what they could accomplish if you invested this family pride in your children, nieces, and nephews instead of dead folks. You'd have grandchildren on Mars! Let's go forward, together, the past is already done.

P.S. Thank you, CLARA HARRIS, MARY GLADYS JONES, & Brown v Board of Ed for helping make me a human being rather than just an animal that walks upright.

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Patricia Goslee
4 years ago
Dr. Patricia Goslee

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Taylor Still
4 years ago
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere"

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Kelley Rouse
4 years ago
It is more appropriate to put Mr. Winder's plaque at the site of his family home in Western Wicomico County. When a man of color is dragged from the hospital and hanged on the courthouse grounds, there is no room for any recognition or honor for anyone who supported the slavery of human beings.

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Nancy Michelson
4 years ago
Confederate memorials erected during the 1960s racial strife only memorialize hatred. Please remove the Winder plaque from the Courthouse grounds.

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Lorraine Pica
4 years ago
We should not honor the Confederacy. If we want to study about the Civil War, put the statues and plaques in a museum where people can learn about them with some historical context.

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Jane Bermijo
5 years ago
Is the marker inaccurate? If inaccurate, petition to have it changed. If it doesn't tell the whole story "in your eyes", add another. There is no need to destroy American history.

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Naira Scott
5 years ago
I love history but we should be remembering and honoring ALL history not just WHITE history. Lets finally all wake up!!!

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Edward Otter
5 years ago
had general winder not died of a heart attack he would most likely have been hung for war crimes . I don't believe it is appropriate to commemorate a war criminal.

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Briana Murphy
5 years ago
My family was enslaved in this state. There should be no state-funded monuments to the atrocity of slavery or to the confederate traitors.