While focused on Memphis primarily, this article from MLK50* has ramifications for the entire south and, upon a bit of extrapolation, implications about the future of the University.The following excerpt frames the article nicely.
The Chronicle of Higher Education puts the name decision in the context of a larger assault on black academics nationwide.
Not Unmindful’s own Brandon Hasbrouck, an assistant professor of law at the School of Law, writes for Slate. Professor Habrouck opens the article with a brief summation of history, unadulterated and not wrapped in any mythmaking before getting to the main point of the article, as the title summarizes.
In an op-ed in the Washington Post in reaction to the announcement by the board of trustees, Colbert I. King lays out the answer to this question very clearly.
Confederate history is family history, history as eulogy, in which loyalty takes precedence over truth.
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Things Worth Reading on the Lost Cause and Civil War Memory