RESPONSIBLE LEGACY TASK FORCE LAUNCHES SURVEY TO SOLICIT INPUT CONCERNING THE FUTURE OF COUNTY MONUMENTS AND LANDMARKS LINKED TO A PREJUDICED PAST
Newly-Launched Survey to Aid in Determining the Best Path Forward
The Prince George’s County Responsible Legacy Task Force (RLTF), established by Council Resolution-81-2019, has launched a countywide survey seeking input from residents and stakeholders concerning the renaming of County buildings, landmarks and public areas linked to a prejudiced past. The Prince George’s County Responsible Legacy Task Force is working to ensure that the County’s legacy is one of equality, diversity and inclusion.
The newly launched survey asks residents for input concerning the evaluation process for existing names and what factors should be considered in the renaming process. Additionally, residents are asked to share their knowledge of landmarks that may be linked to historical figures with ties to racism and discrimination, and offer new names for consideration.
The Responsible Legacy Task Force is committed to engaging Prince George’s County residents in the process of reviewing the names of County buildings and places of honor to determine if they are linked to a prejudiced past and chart the best path forward. The Task Force encourages community input during this process and urges residents to complete the survey and share their insight, as well as any information that might aid in the decision-making process.
The Prince George’s County Responsible Legacy Task Force submitted its Interim Report on December 30, 2020. The final report will be prepared on or before June 30, 2021. The deadline to complete the survey, is March 31, 2021. Please click HERE for the survey and criteria for evaluation.