I came across this interesting article on the changing face of the Lee County Courthouse in Mississippi. The Coalition for Change is scheduled to unveil a rendering of the estimated $7,000 civil rights monument to the Lee County Board of Supervisors in early September. The author apparently did her homework and interviewed two authorities on the changing face of southern history and the courthouse in particular:
Charles Reagan Wilson, former director of the Center for the Study of Southern Culture and current Cook Chair of History at the University of Mississippi
James Hull, Coalition for Change Spokesman
John Marszalek, Mississippi State University’s Giles distinguished professor emeritus of history
years there have been more successful attempts to present not just the white perspective on the history of the South but to include the role blacks have played.
I recently reread and highly recommend Wilson’s Baptized in Blood: The Religion of the Lost Cause, 1865-1920.