Category Archives: Preservation

Silencing the Past or Relegating Memory?

Last week, inasmuch as I was worried about the effects of Hurricane Irma on our neighbors South, and even myself in the North, I was thankful that I could focus on “the weather” and not the historic events of the … Continue reading

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Pick your silences carefully

Over the past few weeks we read Trouillot’s Silencing the Past, a book dealing with historical narrative and the absences that can manifest through intentional manipulation of that story through historical actors, archivists and historians with different racial, political and … Continue reading

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What to replace monuments with?

  In response to the article about the possibility of a Missy Elliot statue in VA. I feel that although the nation is speaking with an outcry that warrants these monuments to be taken down, we as public historians must … Continue reading

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Representing the Past in the Present: Can’t We Make Everybody Happy?

I wanted some time to marinate over our first class discussion concerning shared authority and its implications for confederate monuments. ┬áLike many of us expressed in class last Tuesday, it is hard to separate my own personal feelings concerning confederate … Continue reading

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N.E.W. (NorthEastern Wisconsin) Zoological Society, Inc., Green Bay, WI

This blog post is by way of reflecting/blogging pictorially upon the readings for this week and the connection it played to a visit to a “zoo” / “reforestration/preservation center that has been a staple in Green Bay for decades. (www.newzio.org) … Continue reading

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Vote Missy Elliot to Replace Confederate Monuments

On Wednesday, August 16th police arrested 22-year-old university student Takiyah Thompson for helping several other protesters dismantle a Confederate statue in Durham, North Carolina. Video from the protest shows Thompson mounting the statue and tying nylon lifting slings around the … Continue reading

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A Thought Provoking Article

This article appeared in the LA Times, and I thought I would share since we are discussing confederate monuments. http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-richardson-black-confederate-history-20170827-story.html

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