Annapolis, Maryland (AP) — Maryland State House abolishes the Civil War military call on Monday to the Civil War-era army for the “Northern Scum,” which calls President Abraham Lincoln a despot. Made the final pass for.
The vote by the Maryland delegation came after decades of debate over the song titled “Maryland, My Maryland.” Send a bill to Republican Governor Larry Hogan.
Governor spokesman Michael Rich said he didn’t say he didn’t like the song because it wasn’t officially announced whether Hogan would sign the bill.
The song, set as a traditional seasonal song for “O, Tannbaum,” was written as a poem by James Ryder Randall in 1861. It was adopted as a state song in 1939. Maryland legislators have tried to replace it since 1974.
A national protest against George Floyd’s death in Minnesota and last year’s posthumous racial injustice and police atrocities involving other police was finally the state song “Maryland, Mai.” It helped strengthen the determination to abolish “Maryland”.
“I had a good feeling,” said Senator Cheryl Cagan, who sponsored the third bill this year.
The bill passed the State Senate 45-0. The House passed bills 95-38 on Monday after Floyd’s death in May brought a former Minneapolis police officer to trial for murder and manslaughter.
Maryland was a border state in 1861, and many of its inhabitants at the time were sympathetic to Randall’s call for withdrawal from the coalition. He wrote it when he was distraught by a friend’s shooting during a melee attack when the Union Army marched on Baltimore on its way to Washington.
The song begins with a hostile reference to Lincoln: “The despot’s heel is on your coast, Maryland! His torch is on your temple door, Maryland!”
Earlier attempts to change it have been stalled by disagreements about finding alternatives. This time, the sponsor avoided that discussion by abolishing it without alternatives.
In recent years, there has been increasing opposition to this song.
In 2017, the University of Maryland marching band announced that it would not play “Maryland, My Maryland” before the football game. Last year, the Pimlico Race Course, home of Baltimore’s Preakness Stakes, part of the horse racing triple crown, abolished the tradition of playing songs before the race.
“It’s not just the law, it’s about the consensus that has evolved over the years,” he said.
Other Confederate heritage has been removed in Maryland and throughout the country.
A few days after a fierce protest in Charlottesville, Virginia, Maryland officials in 2017 denied the 1857 Dred Sam Scott decision in favor of slavery and denying citizenship to African Americans in the U.S. Supreme Court. The statue of Roger Tanny has been removed from the Capitol grounds.
Last year, Mississippi adopted the Magnolia symbol because it replaced the last US state flag with a Confederate combat emblem. Removed busts and statues from the Virginia State Capitol in honor of Confederate generals and officials, including a statue of General Robert E. Lee.