C-SPAN: The Civil War- Confederate Monuments and Memorials

Historians Edna Greene Medford and Vernon Burton discussed the debate over Confederate monuments and memorials and shared their opinions on when such statues should be removed and what to do with them. They also talked about how we remember slaveholders such as George Washington and Thomas Jefferson and the ways memorializing the Founding Fathers differs from Confederates. President Lincoln’s Cottage in Washington, D.C., hosted this discussion and provided the video.

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