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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 on Saturday, along with a nearby monument to Stonewall Jackson, another Confederate general. The larger-than-life-sized statue of Lee was hoisted off its […]
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Slave Graves

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On July 8, 2021
I’ve been trying to write and overall busy with other things, so I haven’t had time for a grave post in the last couple of days. For those of you though who look to this site for all things historical graves, let me send you to this video report at the Times on the search […]

TR Statues

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On June 29, 2021

In our historical memory debates, I am constantly amazed that people will apologize for Theodore Roosevelt because they like his personality. He was a stone cold racist, someone who did as much damage

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Kellie Carter Jackson on the outrage of the Juneteenth holiday being created at the same time as Republicans are seeking to outlaw the teaching of America’s racist history: This spring, I have been perplexed by anniversaries meant to honor history. Memorial Day, a holiday created by Black people to honor Black veterans in Charleston, South […]
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