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Monuments ‘expire’ – but offensive monuments can become powerful history lessons

Alan Marcus, University of Connecticut and Walter Woodward, University of Connecticut Historical monuments are intended to be timeless, but almost all have an expiration date....

What should replace Confederate statues?

Christian K. Anderson, University of South Carolina Ever since the University of South Carolina put up a statue of Richard T. Greener – who in...

Latest legal hurdle to removing Confederate statues in Virginia: The wishes...

Allison Anna Tait, University of Richmond A controversial statue of Robert E. Lee will remain in place in Richmond, the former capital of the American...

A Confederate statue graveyard could help bury the Old South

Jordan Brasher, University of Tennessee and Derek H. Alderman, University of Tennessee An estimated 114 Confederate symbols have been removed from public view since 2015....

Tearing down Confederate statues leaves structural racism intact

Anne C. Bailey, Binghamton University, State University of New York When protesters tore down the “Silent Sam” Confederate statue at the University of North Carolina...

Democrats’ sweep of Virginia shows the state is moving beyond its...

Toni-Michelle C. Travis, George Mason University In its first election since Trump became president, Virginia gave Democrats a sweeping victory. This one-time swing state and...

In defense of HBO’s counterfactual ‘Confederate’

Gavriel D. Rosenfeld, Fairfield University In late July, HBO announced its forthcoming alternate history series “Confederate,” a show that will take place in a...

The Confederate statue debate: 3 essential reads

Nick Lehr, The Conversation Editor’s note: The following is a roundup of archival stories related to the debate over what to do with Confederate statues. The...

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The friendship of Michelle Obama and George W. Bush strikes a...

Richard Gunderman, Indiana University Earlier this month, a video showing George Bush passing candy to Michelle Obama at the funeral of John McCain went viral....