EASTON — In our second online presentation honoring Black History Month, the Move the Monument Coalition will host the showing of two 12-minute videos at 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 25, on the origin, growth and persistence of Lost Cause mythology.
The videos, which examine the false narrative about the Civil War consciously promulgated by Confederate sympathizers, were created by the Rev. Rovan Wernsdorfer of Baltimore and are part of a monthly Zoom series titled “Baltimore’s Racial History.”
Rev. Wernsdorfer is a former Episcopal priest, with degrees from Johns Hopkins University and the Episcopal Theological School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. His family has roots in Maryland going back to the War of 1812. He is also an amateur historian, with a current focus on African American history and institutional racism.
Register to attend this event at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0pcOigqj8tGNKTpRXsg7qvCE1jxkqoyXBY. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Visit the organization’s Facebook page at Move the Confederate Talbot Boys Monument. For more information, contact: movethemonumentTC@gmail.com
The Move the Monument Coalition is a nonpartisan group of citizens dedicated to moving the Confederate soldiers’ monument off the lawn of the Talbot County Courthouse in Easton.