In Episode Nineteen, Dr. Benjamin Cawthra sits down with graduate students, Luca Azuma, Fernando Lopez, and Melanie Vigil to discuss Mapping Confederate Monuments
, a web-based archive created by students in Cawthra’s Introduction to Public History class at Cal State Fullerton. The project examines the creation, history, and current status of 40+ Confederate monuments. The students share their research, reflect on the recent protests for racial justice, and talk about how the Confederacy has been remembered in public spaces and the current debate over the removal of Confederate monuments.
Later, in our Out of the Archives segment, archivist Natalie Garcia presents oral history clips from interviews with Judge Loren Miller, Melina Abdullah, Regine Smith, and Matt Gush.
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