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"American Grafitti," by Iver Bernstein, Heidi Kolk, and Brandon Wilson

The Confederate Memorial in Forest Park just before its deconstruction. Police barricaded the monument to prevent further "vandalism." Image source:  http://www.elevatestl.com/amer...

Máire Murphy, posted on June 08, 2017

As crews remove the  Confederate Memorial in Forest Park,  St. Louis City aldermen and alderwomen are planning a public meeting on a bill that would require all Confederate memorials, statues, monuments, and flags be removed from parks owned or operated by the city, and the renaming of all streets and parks owned or operated by the city with the name Confederate. In their article "American Grafitti,"  which appeared simultaneous with the first cut of the saw into the Memorial, Iver Bernstein, Heidi Kolk, and Brandon Wilson argue that the Memorial should stay intact, grafitti and all.  Read why here: https://nextstl.com/2017/06/am....


The Confederate Memorial in Forest Park just before its deconstruction. Police barricaded the monument to prevent further "vandalism." Image source: http://www.elevatestl.com/amer...


David Cunningham, Nicole Fox, Christina Simko, and Matt Fox-Amato write about the Confederate Memorial, its public meanings and controversies, in their essays for the MWMS project. You can read about their research here:

Cunningham, Fox, and Simko: http://amcs.wustl.edu/MWMS/sit...

Fox-Amato: http://amcs.wustl.edu/MWMS/sit...

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