It was the last Confederate statue on Monument Avenue, painted over by Black Lives Matter activists during last year’s historic protests.
A year after removing the statue, Duke University decides to leave the site of the former Confederate monument empty to “provide a powerful statement about the past, the present and our values.”
When do we stop believing that Robert E. Lee was an honorable man?
The statue whose planned removal spurred this weekend’s violent rallies was unveiled in 1924, when General Lee’s three-year-old great-granddaughter pulled a giant Confederate flag off of it.
The Civil War is still an irrevocable wrent through America’s indelible fabric. As part of The Met Reframed, a new artist residency program at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Paul D. Miller (aka DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid) teamed up with Jeff L. Rosenheim, the curator of photography and organizer of the Photography and the American Civil War, to present a multimedia interpretation of the exhibition accompanied by violinists, a cello, drummer, and vocalist.