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  • These maps show which U.S. streets are named after Confederate leaders

    Fast Company - 08/28/2017

    Throughout the South, there are more than a thousand streets named after Confederate leaders. A map from historian Caroline Klibanoff shows them by state, side by side with streets named for civil rights leaders.

    “I’m from the South, from Atlanta, originally,” says Klibanoff, digital public historian at Northeastern University. “I’m a historian, and I’m very interested in the stories that we tell about ourselves–beyond the official story and the official record, what are the stories that people are really interested in, and on top of that, what does the data say. This was a way to gather the data into a visualization that would allow people to see their own place in the story. It’s a very local type of data, so that provided a good place to start.”

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