SOURCE: The Progressive Pulse
UNC Historian Cecelia Moore delves into true history of “Silent Sam” in court brief
This week UNC alumni and donors — and a prominent former university historian — filed briefs in the case insisting the the university will have to face the historical facts and answer those complicated questions if it intends to give the “Silent Sam” monument to the Sons of Confederate Veterans.
Confederate Monuments in National Perspective
by Thomas J. Brown
Northern monuments established a foundation for the argument that Confederate military service deserves recognition although rendered in a deplorable cause.
SOURCE: Washington Post
Lawsuit seeks to overturn Silent Sam settlement at UNC
A settlement announced abruptly by the University of North Carolina System and its board of governors last month gives the North Carolina division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans all rights to the statue, bans the monument from any of the 14 counties with a UNC institution and creates a $2.5 million independent charitable trust for its preservation.
Monumental statue of black man defies Confederate monuments
A massive bronze sculpture of a young black man with dreadlocks astride a muscular horse was permanently installed Tuesday in Virginia’s capital city, not far from one of the country’s most prominent displays of Confederate monuments.
SOURCE: The Atlantic
A University’s Betrayal of Historical Truth
by David W. Blight, W. Fitzhugh Brundage, Kevin M. Levin
The University of North Carolina agreed to pay the Sons of Confederate Veterans $2.5 million—a sum that rivals the endowment of its history department.
SOURCE: The Washington Post
There's a new way to deal with Confederate monuments: Signs that explain their racist history
“It’s happening in all sorts of places,” said Adam Domby, a history professor at the College of Charleston who is writing a book about Confederate monuments. “Still, it’s clearly in many cases being used as a stopgap because the laws prohibit removing them.”
SOURCE: The Atlantic
There Are No Nostalgic Nazi Memorials in Germany
by Susan Neiman
Americans could learn from how drastically German society has moved away from the nadir of its history.
SOURCE: The Daily Tar Heel
History on hold: University pauses the History Task Force work including Silent Sam
Interim Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz said the task force is currently inactive as he game-plans its future.
SOURCE: Post and Courier
Calhoun statue should not stand in prominent public space
by Joseph A. Darby
The only good “compromise” is to take it down and involve those who cherish his memory in choosing a suitable venue for its more appropriate display.
SOURCE: The Post and Courier
‘It’s art activism’: Charleston artists gather at Calhoun monument, urge its removal
The Make It Right Campaign helped bring down the Silent Sam Confederate statute in Chapel Hill, N.C., in August, and campaign supporters are eyeing nine more — including Charleston’s Calhoun monument.
SOURCE: Wall Street Journal
What to Do With Richmond’s Confederate Statues
Richmond’s Monument Avenue is lined with Confederate statues, but an exhibition filled with proposals to replace them struggles to find a road forward.
How the New Deal’s Federal Arts Programs Created a New American History
by Nina Silber
Without government funding, it would have been almost impossible for this alternative narrative to gain much of a foothold in the public imagination.
Richmond’s Robert E. Lee Statue: A Southern Unionist’s Viewpoint
by Elizabeth Varon
Elizabeth Van Lew was a Southerner who supported the Union. She--and other Southern Unionists--deepen our understanding of the Civil War and its legacies.
SOURCE: CSU History Department
WATCH LIVE ONLINE: From Silent Sam to Phnom Pehn: Monuments and Memorials in History and Myth
Information on a live online history lecture. Watch on March 13th!
SOURCE: Dallas News
As a historian, my instinct was to preserve Confederate monuments, but I changed my mind
by W. Marvin Dulaney
After taking a closer look at them and the historical lies that they present and perpetuate, and the reverence that they hold upon the nation's landscape I was convinced that all of them need to come down.
SOURCE: Daily Memphian
Some Civil War monuments need to go, others ought to stay, and still others should be built
by Michael Nelson
There are Confederate monuments, and there are Confederate monuments.
SOURCE: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
The complex task of writing history
As more voices weigh in on historical markers, every word is under extra scrutiny
SOURCE: The Chronicle of Higher Education
Historians Should End Silence on Silent Sam
by Jonathan Zimmerman
It’s precisely because the statue embodies white supremacy that it should remain on the campus, in a history center that tells its full and hateful story. And my fellow historians should be the first people to say that.
SOURCE: Special to HNN
Nathan B. Forrest’s descendants file suit against Memphis
by Ed Hooper
They are seeking the return of the Charles Niehaus statue removed December 2017 from Health Sciences Park in the city.
VA secretary gave inaccurate answers on pro-Confederate ties during confirmation process
His comments stand in contradiction to what his spokesman told CNN's KFile team last week
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