Where Are All the Statues Going?

BALTIMORE—Behind concrete barriers at a city transportation department yard here sit three Confederate monuments and a statue of Roger Taney, the Supreme Court chief justice whose 1857 Dred Scott decision helped pave the way to the Civil War. The city removed them three years ago and officials still can’t decide what to do with them.

Cities across the South are now confronting this problem, after dozens of statues came down during recent protests sparked by the killing of George Floyd. So far, these cities, which include Richmond, Va., and Birmingham, Ala., are trying to figure out what to do.

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