Maryland Museums Association Statement on Confederate Monuments and Memorials:

posted Aug 22, 2017, 10:15 AM by Maryland Museums Association

The Maryland Museums Association encourages museums, historic sites, and cultural attractions across the state to be resources for accurate historical information and context regarding confederate statues; to be leaders in facilitating difficult, but important discussions about them; to provide safe, welcoming spaces for such discussions to take place; and to engage with and listen to the communities of which they are a part. As an organization, we unequivocally condemn violence, hatred, bigotry, and racism of any kind. 
Below is a list of resources for those sites looking for context, guidance, and examples from other sites on how to deal with this issue: 

Resources: 
The Atlantic: 
https://www.theatlantic.com/…/the-stubborn-persiste…/479751/ 

PBS: 
http://www.pbs.org/…/shifting-history-confederate-monuments/ 

Southern Poverty Law Center: 
https://www.splcenter.org/…/whose-heritage-public-symbols-c…

New Orleans Mayor, Mayor Mitch Landrieu's Statement:
http://pulsegulfcoast.com/…/transcript-of-new-orleans-mayor…

Public Statements from the Field:

National Trust for Historic Preservation:
https://savingplaces.org/…/national-trust-statement-on-conf…

International Coalition of Sites of Conscience:
http://www.sitesofconscience.org/…/the-end-of-an-era-on-hi…/

American Association of State and Local History:
http://blogs.aaslh.org/aaslh-statement-on-charlottesville/

American Alliance of Museums:
http://www.aam-us.org/…/social-media/charlottesville_aam.pdf

Public Statements from Museums:

National Museum of African American History and Culture https://nmaahc.si.edu/…/statement-tragedy-charlottesville-va

National Civil Rights Museum:
http://www.civilrightsmuseum.sitewrench.com/…/ncrmstatement…

Levine Museum of the New South:
http://www.museumofthenewsouth.org/…/levine-museum-responds…

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum:
https://www.ushmm.org/…/museum-condemns-violence-in-charlot…


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