On Saturday March 10,2018 a few hundred people assembled in Wyman Park, Baltimore Md., for the rededication of a space that once honored Confederates Robert E. Lee, and Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson.
Harriett Tubman, the black abolitionist will now occupy that space. Mama Tubman died 105 years ago, this day. What a day ! This is March, the month designated to honor women’s contributions to the upliftment of societies around the world!
Mayor Catherine Pugh, did not show for this rededication, missing was the former mayors, Stephanie Rawlings Blake and Sheila Dixon. I believe Marilyn Mosby (State’s Attorney, Baltimore City) could be the most dynamic black mayor period, and she too, was a “no Show”. I could call names of black female council women, and senators, including the executive Chair of the Legislative Black Caucus, Cheryl D. Glenn, and Baltimore is very familiar with Senator Nathaniel McFadden, seen posing on social media with Ray (footballer) Lewis. Also absent.
Harriet Mama Tubman was born here in Maryland, and possibly rescued, many of the forefathers of the aforementioned blacks, yet they saw it not fit to show up in 30 degree weather to honor the occasion. Mary Pat Clarke a white city Council legislator, who served with Stephanie Rawlings Blake, when she was a council woman, appeared and had a prominent role. Harriet paved the way for her too?
So much for black role models, who come looking for your support at election time. Baltimore ought to adopt the Trump slogan, “drain the swamp” of do nothing black leaders.