Baltimore: Robert E. Lee Statue Replaced With Statue of Pregnant Black Woman

August 20, 2017 in News by Ken

by Chris Menahan

A statue of Robert E Lee in Baltimore was taken down this week only to be replaced by a “lady liberty of black power.”

From The Blaze:

Artist Pablo Machioli and a few of his friends erected a papier-mache statue of a pregnant black woman holding her fist into the air, to stand in front of the Lee and Jackson statue. The statue is adorned with a rainbow sash, a baby on her back, and her raised fist is coated in gold glitter.

According to the Baltimore Sun, the statue is called “Madre Luz,” or “Mother Light” in Spanish.

Here’s video of the statue being carried in:

Here’s video of the statue being put up:

Baltimore mayor Catherine Pugh reportedly said she has “no position” on the “lady liberty of black power” statue being put up.

Balt. mayor has “no position” on paper-mache art placed at monument removal site. Still there. Vandals and rain taking toll @wusa9

While the Robert E. Lee statue could have stayed up for centuries due to its fine craftsmanship, the “lady liberty of black power” was destroyed overnight either due to rain or being tipped over.

Trying to figure if statue topple is vandals or weather. No witnesses to vandalism. Material wet from previous rain. @wusa9


Baltimore police at downed statue to investigate poss. destruction of property. Officer says “looks like” someone pushed over @wusa9

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