The Power of Monuments and Memorials

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Public monuments and memorials profoundly shape our collective understanding of the past and help determine which histories we will continue to preserve and celebrate in the future.

Elizabeth Alexander, David Blight, Brent Staples, and Natasha Trethewey discuss the power of monuments and memorials – from their dominant influence on national storytelling to the undeniable sway they hold over which voices are forgotten, elided, or even silenced.

Recorded September 16, 2020.