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Melt It Down!

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On October 24, 2021

Interesting idea: An African-American museum has proposed melting down a statue of Robert E. Lee that was recently taken down in Charlottesville, and then using the bronze material to create new artwo

Down Goes Lee!

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On July 10, 2021

Good! Four years after a woman was killed and dozens were injured when white nationalists protested the planned removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville, Va., workers removed the statue

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The Gettysburg reunions that began in the early 20th century were all about erasing the Black experience of the Civil War and creating reconciliationist narratives based around notions of white supremacy. David Blight’s Race and Reunion is such a wonderful book on this point. Of course, there’s something to ancient veterans meeting one last time. […]
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Some people might call this vandalism, but I call it is a needed correction to the historical record. A Confederate statue in Nashville’s Centennial Park was vandalized late Sunday night with the words “They were racists” written on it in red paint.The statue, built almost 50 years after the Civil War ended, is meant to […]
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