Tuesday on Political Rewind: Stone Mountain has a long, complicated past. The birthplace of the second Ku Klux Klan, it is the largest memorial to the Confederacy, a reminder of the "Lost Cause" myth, and a popular picnic spot for Georgians. Today, our special panel breaks down the mountain's history.
The Georgia Supreme Court just handed a mixed bag to supporters of keeping monuments commemorating the Confederacy on their historic courthouse lawn perches at public expense.
The marker, depicting a hooded figure, was highlighted in a recent report by a special commission looking into U.S. military assets with names tied to the Confederacy.
Fort Benning’s newly proposed name honors famed Vietnam commander Lt. Gen. Hal Moore and his wife Julie, officials tasked with renaming Confederate military assets announced Tuesday.
As a young boy, West Point professor of history Ty Seidule was taught stories about the glorious lost cause of the South. His childhood hero was Robert E. Lee. During a childhood spent in Alexandria, Va., and Walton County, Ga., Seidule writes, he lived in a bubble, unaware of the dark history of the horrific treatment of Black communities.
Pennsylvania is reviewing its 2,500 roadside markers, scrutinizing factual errors, inadequate historical context, and racist or otherwise inappropriate references.
Friday on Political Rewind: How do we come to terms with debates over the very nature of U.S. history? Clint Smith’s debut work of nonfiction and offers a new understanding of the hopeful role that memory and history can play in making sense of our country’s legacy.
The 90-foot carving on the side of Stone Mountain in Georgia is the largest Confederate monument in the world. As the U.S. undergoes racial reckoning, the monument's future remains in doubt.
Stone Mountain’s massive monument featuring Confederate leaders has long sparked controversy. Now, the Stone Mountain Memorial Association has announced changes to the park it hopes will help tell a more "balanced" story of Georgia's past. The latest Georgia Today podcast with host Steve Fennessy and guest Tyler Estep, a reporter at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, examines the park’s history and what the future of its Confederate memorial may look like.
Tuesday on Political Rewind: Change is coming to Stone Mountain Park after the board approved a series of plans to begin reframing the park’s glorification of the Lost Cause. We mark the one-year anniversary of the murder of George Floyd. His death sent millions of Americans into the streets to march for racial justice and police accountability.
Today on Political Rewind: The board that oversees Stone Mountain Park meets today to hear proposals for how to reshape the story that for decades has celebrated the “Lost Cause” of the south. Also, a Superior Court judge has ordered yet another recount of 2020 presidential ballots in Fulton County.
During a childhood spent in Alexandria, Va., and Walton County, Ga., author Ty Seidule writes, he lived in a bubble, unaware of the dark history of the horrific treatment of Black communities. He tells the riveting story of his coming to terms with U.S. history in a new book, Robert E. Lee and Me: A Southerner's Reckoning with the Myth of the Lost Cause.
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