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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 artwork that could be put on public display in the city. The Jefferson School African American Heritage Center‚Äôs bid for the sculpture comes after […]

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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Well this is one way to really stick it to neo-Confederates. A Confederate monument valued at $500,000 was stolen in March from a Selma cemetery, officials confirmed today. This morning, a group that claims to have taken the monument, the Jefferson Davis Memorial Chair, sent emails to AL.com saying they will give the chair to […]
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Ken Burns is a very skilled filmmaker, but he is a terrible adjudicator of history. Despite his constant claims that he doesn’t take a position, of course he does and it is inevitably one of a cultural conservatism combined with some level of nostalgia for the past. The Jazz and Baseball documentaries were full of […]
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