There have been a number of short videos released that explore the history of Confederate monuments, but this one takes a step back to acknowledge the crucial role that the UDC played in not only erecting these monuments, but in perpetuating the Lost Cause through the mid-twentieth century. This video was produced by Coleman Lowndes of Vox.
I spent some time chatting about the topic via Skype and I am pleased that a few clips made it into the final cut, but I am relieved that Coleman took my advice and interviewed historian Karen Cox, who literally wrote the book on the subject.
This video is perfect for the classroom. I especially like the focus on how history textbooks were monitored and influenced by the UDC – perfect for classroom discussion.