How personal loss, grieving, and memorialization can humanize and illuminate the controversies around monuments.
The recent removal of statues of Jefferson Davis and Nathan Bedford Forrest illuminates the many problems with the memorial landscape in Memphis and throughout the United States.
The city sold two parks to a nonprofit, allowing it to remove the statues of Jefferson Davis and Nathan Bedford Forrest.
From cemetery monuments and statues allegorizing reunification to an obelisk that functions as propaganda for “Lost Cause” rhetoric, the city’s monuments make a blanket approach impossible.
Instead of returning to a model of permanently memorializing an illusory and grandiloquent past, why not consider commissioning temporary commemorative works rooted in local community histories and struggles?
The Mayor’s Commission on City Art, Monuments, and Markers has launched a seven-question survey asking for public feedback about potentially hateful monuments.
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Where does it stop, President Trump asked, referring to the increasing outcry against Confederate monuments. We can hardly be surprised that he doesn’t understand what the Confederacy stood for.
A new poll suggests that a majority of people in the US want the statues removed, but others have found that popular opinion favors keeping them in place.
Mayor Bill de Blasio has launched a review of “all symbols of hate on city property,” and some have already been removed.
A major focus of the legislation will be to remove sculptures of Confederate figures from National Statuary Hall.
The responses to this drivel came swiftly on Twitter, with people pointing out all the beautiful works of public art that have popped up this year alone, including guerrilla sculptures of a nude Trump.