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.
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.
The Board of Trustees meets to determine the future of the University this week. This is a reminded of what is at stake.
A chronological list of links of Interest by year.
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Things Worth Reading on the Lost Cause and Civil War Memory