The Monument Debate

Here’s a terrific conversation on a Madison, Wisconsin community radio program concerning confederate monuments with Professors Karen Cox and Fitz Brundadge.

The episode’s description reads, “As more Confederate monuments are coming down this summer, including a long-contested statue of Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville … we turn our attention to the debates swirling around these monuments—debates that are really about public history and our shared commemorative landscapes. For today’s show, guest host Yuri Rashkin hosts a roundtable with historians Karen L. Cox and W. Fitzhugh Brundage, later joined by journalist and photographer Brian Palmer, to talk about the political history of Confederate monuments and what it means to remove them as Americans confront ‘the stories we tell about ourselves.’ “

You can listen to the program here.

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