Author: Annie Truuvert

Re-examining the “good guys” of history: lessons learned from Charlottesville

Perhaps statues are not the most effective way to teach balanced and critical history On August 12th, 2017, anti-racist protesters marched through Charlottesville, Virginia. They asked for the removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee, the leader of the Confederate Army during the American Civil War. White supremacist groups clashed with the protestors and James Alex Fields was charged with second-degree murder, after forcing his car through the crowd and killing a thirty-two-year-old woman named Heather Heyer. Courts ordered for the removal of the Robert E. Lee statue on September 6th. The removal was brought to a halt...

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