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  • New Orleans removes a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from its perch of 133 years

    The Los Angeles Times - 05/19/2017

    New Orleans’ removal of four of its prominent sculptures marks a significant moment in the South’s history, a determination to challenge longstanding white supremacist symbols, said Martin Blatt, director of public history at Northeastern University and a former president of the National Council on Public History.

    “All this debate and the controversy points to a history that we still badly need to confront and unearth and interrogate,” Blatt said.

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