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The spot where Emmett Till’s body was found is marked by this sign. People keep shooting it up.

“[I]t took 52 years for historical markers to be erected at locations related to the teenager’s death, which galvanized the civil rights movement after the acquittal. And now, at the spot marking where Till’s body was pulled from the river,…

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The unsung founders deserve better

How to recognize how deeply white supremacy is ingrained in ourselves and our institutions and how difficult it is to create a suitable commemoration of those who suffered the greatest impact is evident in this reflection about a memorial on…

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Memory and History: The Meaning and Future of Monuments in the Aftermath of Charlottesville. Panel Discussion, September 12

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The Monuments Must Go: An open letter from the great-great-grandsons of Stonewall Jackson.

William Jackson Christian and Warren Edmund Christian state clearly why the statue of their ancestor, the Confederate general, should be removed. “Our sense of justice leads us to believe that removing the Stonewall statue and other monuments should be part…

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Confederate Monuments: Where Are They? What’s Happening to Them?

Did you think that all Confederate monuments were south of the Mason-Dixon line?  This map in the New York Times illustrates the extent of their distribution along with photos and text about their removal.

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