Category Archives: News

Monuments as Part of The National Conversation

Coming from New York, it once felt like the discussion over monuments was “distant” for me, primarily because the discussion was over confederate statues, and since no Civil War battles were fought on Long Island, it just wasn’t something my … Continue reading

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Dekalb County resolution to remove Decatur monument

https://www.wabe.org/dekalb-county-signals-wants-move-confederate-monument/ I found this article with an update on the Confederate Monument in Decatur. It looks like Dekalb County approved a resolution to have it removed. This seems like a complicated case of who physically “owns” history, whether it’s the … Continue reading

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Panel on Atlanta’s Confederate symbols to hold first meeting Wednesday

http://www.cbs46.com/story/36622872/panel-on-atlantas-confederate-symbols-to-hold-first-meeting-wednesday#ixzz4vu2KhIZ3

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Descendants of Confederate Leaders Speak Out

I was thinking about our readings for this week, and the case of the Dillinger museum reminded me of some of the conversations that descendants of confederate leaders have been having: Descendant of Robert E. Lee speaks in the Upstate … Continue reading

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Women Emerging

In my mention of the silences (exclusion) of local historical sites including women’s contributions to communities I offer you this great article on oral history. https://pilotonline.com/news/nation-world/virginia/woman-who-safehoused-jews-during-wwii-laid-to-rest/article_ddd8c6e5-c9ea-5edf-9fc2-91f049cdf200.html

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Today in the monument wars:

SF Arts Commission votes to remove statue over depiction of Native Americans – October 2, 2017 – The San Francisco Examiner Source: SF Arts Commission votes to remove statue over depiction of Native Americans – by bcn_sfex – October 2, … Continue reading

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Confederate Monuments and Taking a Knee

I have a lot of feelings about the issue of “flag” idolization but I wanted to share this image that I paired up because I could not help but think of our discussion of monuments when I saw this picture. … Continue reading

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