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  • Controversy over Civil War Monuments and Memorials
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    Controversy over Civil War Monuments and Memorials

    Christy Coleman talked about the controversies over Civil War monuments and memorials. Introductory remarks were made by S. Waite Rawls for the all-day symposium on the past, present, and future of Civil War monuments,…

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  • Shasta State Historic Park
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    Shasta State Historic Park

    Lori Martin and Jonathan Sutliff gave a tour of the Shasta State Historic site, once a thriving mining town during California’s gold rush. Shasta was then considered the most cosmopolitan city north of…

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  • Panel on Civil War Monuments and Memorials
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    Panel on Civil War Monuments and Memorials

    Historians discussed the future of Civil War monuments and responded to questions from members of the audience. They had each given a presentation at the all-day symposium on the past, present, and future of…

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  • Washington Journal Kendra PierreLouise Discusses National Monuments
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    Kendra Pierre-Louise on President Trump's National Monuments Review Order

    Kendra Pierre-Louise talked about President Trump’s executive order to review certain national monuments, which are lands set aside by a president under the Antiquities Act of 1906. She…

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  • President Trump Orders National Monument Designations Review
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    Executive Order on National Monuments

    President Trump signed an executive order that would direct the Interior Department to review national monument designations under the 1906 Antiquities Act. President Trump said this executive order…

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  • Interior Secretary Zinke Previews Antiquities Act Review Audio
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    Interior Secretary Remarks on Antiquities Act Review

    Secretary Zinke previewed President Trump’s executive order calling for a review of designations under the Antiquities Act over the last 20 years. This is audio only.

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  • Confederate Monuments and Memorials
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    Confederate Monuments and Memorials

    James Loewen, author of Lies Across America: What Our Historic Sites Get Wrong and other works talked about new perspectives on Confederate monuments. “Confederate Monuments: Modest Proposals” was part of…

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  • Context of Civil War Monuments and Memorials
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    Context of Civil War Monuments and Memorials

    Timothy Sedore, author of An Illustrated Guide to Virginia’s Civil War Monuments and forthcoming works on Tennessee and Mississippi monuments, talked about contrasts and comparisons of the wide range of Civil War…

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  • Controversy over General Robert E Lee Monuments
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    Controversy over General Robert E. Lee Monuments

    Ervin Jordan, author of Black Confederates and Afro-Yankees in Civil War Virginia talked about the controversies over the monument in Charlottesville, Virginia, of Confederate General Robert E. Lee. “Monument Man:…

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  • Overview of Civil War Monuments
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    Overview of Civil War Monuments

    Thomas Brown talked about the history of monuments to the common soldier. He is the author of The Public Art of Civil War Commemoration: A Brief History with Documents and Civil War Canon: Sites of Confederate Memory in…

    344 views
  • Maggie Walkers Life and Legacy
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    Maggie Walker's Life and Legacy

    Ajena Rogers gave a tour of the home of Maggie Walker, a leader in Richmond, Virginia’s African-American community at the turn of the 20th century. Maggie Walker, who began her life as the daughter of a washer…

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