A petition to remove the plaque in downtown Salisbury that commemorates confederate general John Henry Winder has been presented to the Wicomico County Council.
Stefanie Sesse with Showing Up for Racial Justice told the Salisbury Daily Times that it was an example of white supremacy.
The petition had more than 300 names and was given to the council on Tuesday.
The group notes that Winder oversaw confederate prisons that committed human rights violations.
In addition, the general is not actually from Salisbury but was born around Nanticoke.