Confederate Monuments

  • Are Confederate monuments simply symbols of a racist past or are they relics of a bygone era we'd be better off remembering? What about monuments in cemeteries? Didn't Lincoln and Andrew Johnson pardon the rebels? Does that matter? Does this whole discussion open up an opportunity for us, as a society, to confront the issue of racism in a way we never have? This week's show follows on a program I did a few weeks ago entitled, "Are Historical Artifacts Ever too Reprehensible to Collect." That show is in the Videos section and on youtube. I certainly don't claim to have the answers to these questions, and, as always, I welcome comments and critiques. Please join us at the usual time this coming Sunday evening, September 3, 2017 for this week's show on "Confederate Monuments." Gary