February 20, 2021 - Half-Staff Alert - Maryland - Civil Rights Heroes Day

Posted by Half-Staff Alerts Staff on Feb 22, 2021

February 20, 2021 - Half-Staff Alert - Maryland - Civil Rights Heroes Day

Governor Larry Hogan today issued a proclamation that recognizes February 20, the anniversary of Frederick Douglass’ death, as Civil Rights Heroes Day for the first time in Maryland history. At the governor’s direction, the Maryland flag will be lowered to half-staff to mark the occasion.

“As we commemorate Black History Month, I am proud to honor the lives and legacies of Maryland’s iconic civil rights leaders, including Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass, and Thurgood Marshall,” said Governor Hogan. “It is my hope that we continue to reflect on the countless contributions of these remarkable leaders, and to continuously fight for unity, equality, and justice.”

Last February, Governor Hogan was proud to unveil statues of Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman in the Old House of Delegates Chamber of the Maryland State House.