Adam Domby, an award-winning historian and specialist on the Civil War and Reconstruction, examines the role of lies and exaggeration in the Lost Cause narratives and their celebration of white supremacy in his timely and groundbreaking new book The False Cause: Fraud, Fabrication, and White Supremacy in Confederate Memory (University of Virginia Press, 2020). Members of the Minneapolis Police Department killed George Floyd, a 46-year-old African American man, on May 25, 2020. The shockingly brutal 8 minute and 46 ...
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- July 20, 2020
The men of the 54th knew they were not like other soldiers; they were symbols of how well Black men would fight for their country. Were they men? Or had enslavement destroyed their ability to take on a man's responsibilities? The whole country was watching... and they knew it.
- December 13, 2017Conservatism has turned itself into a civic religion and columnist Neal Gabler fears the damages wrought in the Trump era will be permanent and lasting.
- August 23, 2017A new video from the Equal Justice Initiative argues we need more memorials devoted to remembering racial violence.
- May 24, 2017Mitch Landrieu denounces "false narrative of our history" and explains why righting this wrong is vital for his city and the nation.