Ward 3 Councilman Ellsworth Tolliver introduced a resolution at Monday’s Town Council Meeting to recognize the history, contributions, sacrifice and struggle through the ages of Chestertown’s black population — from slavery to the present.
The resolution comes on the heels of a unanimous historic vote of the council on Aug. 10 to move forward with two Black Lives Matter murals, one in the uptown area and one in the downtown area.
“I think this resolution will lend support to Chestertown’s recently adopted anti-racism speech in last week’s vote,” Tolliver said in a brief interview on Tuesday.
The resolution mirrors a proclamation Tolliver sought and obtained from the Kent County Commissioners that passed unanimously on March 31 — declaring April Racism Awareness Month.
Tolliver’s resolution could come to a vote at the Sept. 8 town council meeting.