Confederate Monuments: What to Do?

Thanks to the Organization of American Historians for making this panel discussion from the 2018 annual meeting available. It is one of the best academic discussions that I have seen to date. What worked well in this discussion was the ways in which it went beyond the narrow subject of Confederate monuments to include other relevant issues. I particularly enjoyed listening to Professor Kuo Wei Tchen.

Chair: Edward L. Ayers, Tucker-Boatwright Professor of the Humanities, President Emeritus University of Richmond

Panelists: John Kuo Wei Tchen, Professor, New York University; Christy Coleman, CEO, American Civil War Museum; Turkiya Lowe, Chief Historian, National Park Service

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