A damning indictment of ignoring the truth…
From PBS: C.J. Hunt discusses the POV documentary, “The Neutral Ground,” which explores the burning issues of Confederate statues. The documentary begins airings on PBS on July 4.
In the New York Times on July 3, Caroline Randall Williams discusses her essay that puts Black Southerners like her squarely at the heart of the debate.
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.
Benjamin Wallace-Wells, writing in the New Yorker, ponders politics and culture after the lost cause in. a review article about Client Smith’s “How the Word Is Passed,” began just a few months after the white-nationalist uprising at Charlottesville.
The Miami Herald runs an op-ed by Justin McFarlin, “This Juneteenth, erase Robert E. Lee’s name, but not his history as this nation’s enemy.”
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.
In a letter to the editor in the Richmond Times Dispatch, Bill Melton, ’74U (and member of Not Unmindful) poses this very question. Lots of good stuff here.
Confederate history is family history, history as eulogy, in which loyalty takes precedence over truth.