Confederate monuments and the problem of forgetting

@article{Forest2019ConfederateMA,
  title={Confederate monuments and the problem of forgetting},
  author={Benjamin Forest and Juliet Johnson},
  journal={Cultural Geographies},
  year={2019},
  volume={26},
  pages={127 - 131}
}
Those advocating the removal of US Confederate monuments have generally relied on the claim that because the ideas these monuments represent (i.e. White supremacy) have no legitimate place in political discourse, the monuments should be removed from public space. While we share this normative position, experiences while teaching our interdisciplinary undergraduate course on Memory, Place, and Power forced us to interrogate our reflexive desire to ‘take ’em down’. We learned that as scholars and… Expand
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