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The Week in Confederate Heritage

This was a relatively quiet week in the nationwide retreat of confederate heritage. We have this article out of Alabama telling us, “The capital of Alabama has renamed a street honoring the former president of the Confederacy to instead recognize a Black civil rights lawyer, The Associated Press reported on Wednesday. The Montgomery City Council unanimously voted to […]

No Common Ground

This book comes to us from Professor Karen Cox, who is perhaps the best authority on confederate monumentation. Most of the monuments were erected as a result of the efforts of the United Daughters of the Confederacy. As Professor Cox tells us, “The history of Confederate monuments is not limited to those who built them […]

The Week in Confederate Heritage

Racist supporters of confederate monuments are pinning their hopes on the Virginia Supreme Court reconsidering its ruling on the Lee monument removal. This article tells us, “Four property owners filed a request Wednesday with the high court for a rehearing, alleging the justices made ‘several fundamental errors’ in their Sept. 2 decision, The Richmond Times-Dispatch […]

The Week in Confederate Heritage

We begin in Richmond, Virginia with this article. “Two weeks after the 6o-foot-tall statue of Robert E. Lee was removed in Richmond, Va., the former Confederate capital city has become home to a new statue, this one commemorating the abolition of slavery. The Emancipation and Freedom Monument — designed by Thomas Jay Warren, a sculptor based in Oregon — […]

Push for Native American curriculum in schools makes gains

I found this article to be interesting. “For years, many Native American tribes have felt their history has not been given its due by schools in Connecticut, a state that takes its name from an Algonquian word meaning ‘land on the long tidal river.’ Soon, however, schools will be required to teach Native American studies, with an […]

Engaging the World: Ty Seidule

Here’s a terrific interview with BG Ty Seidule. The episode’s description reads, “Ty Seidule is the Chamberlain Fellow at Hamilton College, a New America Fellow, and was recently named to the Confederate Base Naming Commission. In 2015, his five-minute video lecture, ‘Was the Civil War About Slavery?’ became a social media sensation with more than […]

The Week in Confederate Heritage

We begin with this article out of Talbot County, Maryland. “Talbot County Council members voted to move a Confederate statue from the county courthouse lawn in Easton at their Tuesday night meeting. The pressures of a lawsuit that contends the statue’s placement on the courthouse lawn violates the U.S. Constitution and is racist, calls from statewide elected […]

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 […]

TWOILH Episode 85: Reckoning With Confederate Monuments

This episode of “The Way of Improvement Leads Home” podcast features an outstanding interview by Professor John Fea with Professor Karen Cox. The podcast’s description reads, “Historian Karen L. Cox argues that ‘when it comes to Confederate monuments, there is no common ground.’ In this episode, we talk with Cox about the history of Confederate monuments and […]

Smart Talk: The battle over teaching critical race theory

This is an outstanding interview on WITF, Harrisburg, PA’s NPR station, with Professor Scott Hancock of Gettysburg College on Critical Race Theory and the Right Wing lies about it. You can access the interview at this link.