An elementary school finally painted over an outside mural showing a Rebel flag and a scene suggesting a lynching. Was Crossville’s alleged past as a ‘sundown town’ to blame?
Kevin M. Levin is a historian and educator based in Boston. He is the author of Remembering the Battle of the Crater: War as Murder (2012), and recently completed work on Searching For Black Confederate Soldiers: The Civil War’s Most Persistent Myth for the University of North Carolina Press. You can find him online at Civil War Memory [http:cwmemory.com] and Twitter [@kevinlevin].
Trump’s crackdown on undocumented immigrants earned the ire of the mayor of Boston, where in a similar case in 1854, the city fought to protect a runaway slave.
The president’s remarks kicking off Black History Month betrayed his ignorance of history and his willingness to make every occasion about himself.
The venerable Museum of the Confederacy has gotten too PC for some die-hard partisans, so the Sons of Confederate Veterans are starting their own museum.
The subject of an acclaimed new movie, the 1831 slave revolt led by Turner is also the focus of two tours, one black and one white, in a region still divided over Turner’s legacy.
A group with ties to white extremist organizations protests the removal of Confederate flags from public places by planting Rebel flags of their own along major highways.
To those who were alive on September 11, 2001, the events of that day are etched in memory. But as history shows, future generations will feel differently.
The United Daughters of the Confederacy were once a powerful force in public education across the South, right down to rewriting history: slaves were happy, y’all.
The hallowed ground of Arlington National Cemetery has from the time of its creation been a battleground in the fight for racial justice in the American military.
Game playing at the Holocaust Museum and similar sites has earned the ire of historians, but the real culprit—cellphones—could become a useful teaching tool.