Mayor Scott's Statement on Removal of Captain John O’Donnell Statue
Monday Apr 5th, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BALTIMORE, MD (Monday, April 5, 2021) — Mayor Brandon M. Scott released the following statement regarding the removal of the Captain John O’Donnell statue in Canton Square:
Tonight, the hostile vestige to the notorious enslaver Captain John O’Donnell no longer stands in Canton Square. This is a historical moment, however, countless publicly named monuments, statues, streets, and schools across Baltimore remain that must be reassessed. I am committed to dismantling structural oppression in Baltimore by working with the City Administrator to commission a team to establish procedures for reviewing the impact of these cruel monuments while continuing to promote equitable policies to right yesterday’s wrongs. Thanks to the Canton Anti-Racism Alliance for their persistence on this effort and continuous work on building an inclusive Baltimore.