Eugene Sutton Confed Womens Mon Bishop Sq Park.Jerry Jackson Balto Sun

The Bishop of Maryland, Eugene Sutton, stands before an empty pedestal that, for a century, held the Confederate Women’s Memorial in Baltimore’s Bishops Square Park, across from his Cathedral of the Incarnation. The statue was removed in 2017. Now visitors to the site can use a phone app to view an image of the late Rep. John Lewis, or other civil rights leaders, standing and speaking. Sutton has worked at Bishop Square since he was elected in 2008, and says he never gave the moonument much thought; with the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement, he’s been leading prayer to turn the site in a positive direction. He led a rally there to commemorate Bishop Barbara C. Harris, the first female bishop in Anglican history. The plaza has been renamed Harriet Tubman Grove, in honor of the great Abolitionist. Sutton would also like to partner ith the city to erect a statue to the Rev. Dr. Pauli Murray, the first Black woman to be ordained a priest. (Jerry Jackson/The Baltimore Sun)

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