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March 22, 2021 | Gracie Tanner

‘Maryland, My Maryland’: State Senate Votes to Remove Pro-Confederacy State Song

The Maryland Senate unanimously voted to remove “Maryland, My Maryland” as the state song on March 19. The song was written in 1861 and has been the state’s official song since 1939.  Efforts to remove the song have been voiced since the 1970s following lyrics that describe former President Abraham Lincoln as a “tyrant” and […]

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September 24, 2020 | Sydney Bullock

City of Rockville Urges Replacing State Song

Rockville City Mayor Bridget Donnell Newton and city councilmembers unanimously agreed on Sept. 14 to send a letter to Gov. Larry Hogan and the Maryland General Assembly urging the removal of “Maryland, My Maryland” as the state song. In the letter, they urge Hogan and the Maryland General Assembly to replace the song with one […]

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August 24, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Raskin Introduces New State Song: Maryland, My Maryland (The Free State Song)

Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.), who represents District 8, co-wrote a new state song for Maryland. Raskin wrote the song, called “Maryland, My Maryland (The Free State Song),” with Steve Jones of the D.C. Labor Chorus. According to The Washington Post, London Mevaa, a student at Northwestern High School in Hyattsville, sings the song in the video. […]

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July 14, 2020 | Emma Shuster

Council Introduces Resolution Urging Maryland Lawmakers To Replace State Song

Amid a time of fighting for racial equity and social justice, the Montgomery County Council has introduced a resolution urging Maryland State Lawmakers to remove “Maryland, My Maryland” as the state song and refrain from playing it during all official Montgomery County sponsored events for the time being. Council introduces resolution to urge Maryland lawmakers […]

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