Is removing Confederate statues erasing history? Are Confederate monuments actually history rather than propaganda? Is there common ground, should there be?
Debates still rage today over the removal of racist statues and monuments around the world but here in the USA the arguments tend to be the loudest as politicians and political candidates rile up their voters with misinformation and violent protests and counter protests erupt in the streets.
With polarization sweeping the nation, I have to ask myself... what is the controversy? Why have these monuments always been controversial? Why were they built in the first place and lastly... are they really history?
To answer these questions I brought on Dr. Karen Cox whose superb pioneer work in this field is truly not only unmatchable but is truly vital in the battle raging within historiography today.
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Protesters take down pieces of Portsmouth’s Confederate monument.
Activists replace confederate statues.
Protesters pull down Confederate statues on State Capitol grounds.
Nathan Bedford Forrest Body Being Removed from Health Sciences Park, Memphis. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gZl0ybSuZk&t=40s
Removing Nathan Bedford Forrest bust.
Torch lit march Charlottesville Virginia 2017
Charlottesville removes Confederate statues.
Group urges removal of Confederate monuments
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