‘Monuments aren’t history lessons’: A look at the present and future of monuments
This hour we look at the landscape of monuments across the United States and explore how new monuments are created and how old ones are decommissioned.
Plus, what could a COVID-19 memorial look like and represent?
- Sue Mobley: Director of research at Monument Lab
- Erin Thompson: Professor of art crime at John Jay College and the author of Smashing Statues: The Rise and Fall of America’s Public Monuments
- Kristin Urquiza: Co-founder and chief activist of Marked by COVID
Colin McEnroe, Jonathan McNicol, and Cat Pastor contributed to this show, which originally aired July 7, 2022.