Thursday, March 17, 2016

Maryland Senate Votes to Censor and Thereby Shield Itself from Maryland's Rebellious Past

from the Baltimore Sun
The Maryland Senate voted Thursday to strip pro-Confederate lyrics from the state's song, "Maryland, My Maryland."

Senators voted 38-8 for a compromise bill that would keep the old verses written in 1861 as Maryland's "historic state song" but replace lyrics denouncing Abraham Lincoln and referring to "Northern scum" in the version to be used on official occasions.

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