EVICTING ROBERT E. LEE AND STONEWALL JACKSON FROM THE HALL OF FAME FOR GREAT AMERICANS

  • Howard Skrill St. Francis College, Brooklyn, NY
Palavras-chave: Contemporary iconoclasm, Confederate monuments, American Commemorative practices present and historically

Resumo

Evicting Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson from the Hall of Fame for Great Americans examines the removals of portrait busts of confederate generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas ‘Stonewall’ Jackson from the Hall of Fame for Great Americans on the campus of the City University of New York’s Bronx Community College in Bronx, NY after violence in defense of confederate monuments in Charlottesville, Virginia. The article explores these iconoclastic attacks as reflecting battles between factions over control of public squares in the U.S. in 2017 and in context of only one bust of a ‘Great American’ added to the hall in many decades. 
Publicado
2018-01-04
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