Lee Jackson Monument
—Baltimore's Confederate Monuments —
Sculpted by Laura Gardin Fraser, this rare double equestrian monument depicts Lee and Jackson departing for the Battle of Chancellorsville, in Virginia. These two men became subjects of the “Lost Cause” movement which portrayed them as Christian soldiers and even as men who opposed slavery. Today current scholarship refutes these claims. These larger-than-life representations of Lee and Jackson helped perpetuate the “Lost Cause” ideology, which advocated for white supremacy and portrayed slavery as benign and justified secession.
In the same period that this monument was installed, Baltimore City continued to enforce racial segregation housing ordinances and deed covenants, continued to support segregation policies in public spaces and programs, and unequally funded
In 2015, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake appointed a Special Commission to Review Baltimore’s Public Confederate Monuments to provide recommendations based on informed decisions and citizen input on how to address Baltimore’s monuments that honor the Confederacy and the Lost Cause Movement. This commission concluded that this monument was part of a propaganda campaign of national pro-Confederate organizations to perpetuate the beliefs of white supremacy, falsify history, and support segregation and racial intimidation.
This plaque serves to inform the public on the history of Baltimore’s Confederate monuments. For more information, please review the Special Commission to Review Baltimore’s Public Confederate Monuments Report to Mayor Rawlings-Blake located at www.chap.baltimorecity.gov.
Sign content developed by the Baltimore City Commission on Historical and Architectural Preservation. Graphic design services provided by the Baltimore National Heritage Area.
Location. Marker has been reported permanently removed. It was located near 39° 19.464′ N, 76° 37.194′ W. Marker was in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker was on Art Museum Drive. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Baltimore MD 21218, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
Categories. • African Americans • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on August 23, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 5, 2017, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 223 times since then and 16 times this year. Last updated on May 1, 2017, by mishelle Etefania of Mexico, Mexico. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 5, 2017, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. 5. submitted on August 20, 2017, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.