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BLM: How Confederate Memorials have Rewritten History

Released Thursday, 4th June 2020
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This is an unusual episode for an unusual time in the world. Today, I'll be focusing on the history of Confederate statues as they relate to the Lost Cause myth, which is actively harmful to America's black community. This was the subject of my undergraduate research, though I am not an expert. For more information, please look towards the following resources:

SPLC, "Whose Heritage? Public Symbols Of The Confederacy", Southern Poverty Law Center https://www.splcenter.org/20190201/whose-heritage-…

Savage, Kirk, "The Politics Of Memory: Black Emancipation And The Civil War Monument", in Commemorations: The Politics Of National Identity (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1994)

NAACP, "When 'Heritage' Means Hate", NAACP.Org, 2017 https://www.naacp.org/field-resources/confederate-…

Misztal, Barbara A., "Memory And Democracy", American Behavioral Scientist, 48 (2005), 1320-1338 https://doi.org/10.1177/0002764205277011

Mills, Cynthia, Monuments To The Lost Cause: Women, Art, And The Landscapes Of Southern Memory (Knoxville: The University of Tennessee Press, 2003)

Mihr, Anja, Transitional Justice: Between Criminal Justice, Atonement And Democracy (Utrecht: Utrecht University, 2012)

Freed Wessler, Seth, and Brian Palmer, "The Costs Of The Confederacy", Smithsonian, 2018
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/costs-confe…

Fitzhugh Brundage, W., "Woman's Hand At Heart And Deathless Love: White Women And The Commemorative Impulse In The New South", in Monuments To The Lost Cause: Women, Art, And The Landscapes Of Southern Memory (Knoxville: The University of Tennessee Press, 2003)

Cox, Karen L, Dixie's Daughters (Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2003)

Bishir, Catherine W., "A Strong Force Of Ladies: Women, Politics, And Confederate Memorial Associations In Nineteenth-Century Raleigh", in Monuments To The Lost Cause: Women, Art, And The Landscapes Of Southern Memory (Knoxville: The University of Tennessee Press, 2003)

Also some important causes to donate to if you can:

https://minnesotafreedomfund.org/

https://www.joincampaignzero.org/

https://www.communityjusticeexchange.org/nbfn-dire…

https://secure.actblue.com/donate/bail_funds_georg…

Thank you for being cool with the changes occurring in this podcast. I always hope to be doing the most that I can with the options that are available to me, so I'm glad to be able to use this little community to share knowledge. Truth to power.
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