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03: Decoration Day | How the Monuments Came Down
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Discover the differing approaches to memorialization among African Americans and white southerners, in Richmond, Virginia, in the years immediately after the Civil War.  This resource is part of the How the Monuments Came Down collection.

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Trish Reed
Date Added:
10/06/2021
04: The Right to Vote | How the Monuments Came Down
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Discover how African American political organizing in Richmond, Virginia, in the first decades after the Civil War, secured a measure of power amid ongoing fights against injustice.   

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Trish Reed
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10/06/2021
05: Lee Memorialization | How the Monuments Came Down
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Discover how white southerners in Richmond, Virginia, honored General Robert E. Lee through a monument of his likeness unveiled in the former Confederate capital in 1890. 

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Trish Reed
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10/06/2021
06: John Mitchell, Jr. and Maggie L. Walker | How the Monuments Came Down
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Discover John Mitchell, Jr. and Maggie L Walker, two African American leaders in Richmond, Virginia, whom a historian in this clip refers to as “the vanguard” of Black resistance to white supremacy there. 

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Trish Reed
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10/06/2021
07: Lost Cause Narrative and Building Monument Avenue | How the Monuments Came Down
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Learn why white city leaders in Richmond, Virginia, in the early 20th century, embraced the nationwide “City Beautiful” movement through the construction of Monument Avenue, a grand boulevard lined with statues to Confederates. 

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Trish Reed
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10/06/2021
08: Caricatures of African Americans | How the Monuments Came Down
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Learn why blackface minstrelsy in the early 20th century sought to “parody and caricature Black ambition and achievement,” as explained by historians in this clip. Note to Teachers: The video clip, Caricatures of African Americans, includes depictions of blackface; in an effort to provide authentic and transparent resources about the historical experiences of Black Americans, these moments were not censored. 

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Trish Reed
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10/06/2021
09: Interstate 95 and the Destruction of Jackson Ward | How the Monuments Came Down
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Learn about Jackson Ward, a historic African American neighborhood in Richmond, Virginia, and why white city leaders supported the construction of an interstate highway through its center in the 1950s. 

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Trish Reed
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10/06/2021
10: Crusade for Voters | How the Monuments Came Down
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Discover the motivations, strategies, and success of the Crusade for Voters, a pathbreaking initiative that made possible the election of the first majority-Black city council in Richmond, Virginia, in 1977. 

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Trish Reed
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10/06/2021
11: First Majority-Black City Council | How the Monuments Came Down
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Learn why the first majority-Black city council in Richmond, Virginia, in the late 1970s, avoided discussion of the city’s Confederate monuments while attending to urgent crises of housing and education.  

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Trish Reed
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10/06/2021
12: Arthur Ashe | How the Monuments Came Down
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Learn about tennis champion Arthur Ashe, whose death spurred residents of his hometown of Richmond, Virginia, to honor him with a statue along a grand boulevard that had previously only featured statues of Confederates

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Trish Reed
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10/06/2021
13: African American Monuments | How the Monuments Came Down
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Learn how activists in Richmond, Virginia, are working to honor the lives of free and enslaved African Americans, in a city where the most prominent monuments had long celebrated Confederates. 

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Trish Reed
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10/06/2021
14: Maggie L. Walker Statue | How the Monuments Came Down
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See how descendants, community groups, and a National Park Service site worked together to establish a monument to Maggie L. Walker, an African American leader from Richmond, Virginia. 

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15: Monument Avenue Commission | How the Monuments Came Down
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Learn how a mayoral commission attempted to reckon with Confederate monuments in Richmond, Virginia—and how political scandal and electoral change helped reshape the city’s statuary landscape. Note to Teachers:Some of these video clips include depictions of blackface; in an effort to provide authentic and transparent resources about the historical experiences of Black Americans, these moments were not censored. Sensitive: This resource contains material that may be sensitive for some students. Teachers should exercise discretion in evaluating whether this resource is suitable for their class.

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Trish Reed
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10/06/2021
16: Summer 2020 | How the Monuments Came Down
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Discover why protests in Richmond, Virginia, following the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, centered on Monument Avenue—a grand boulevard then-lined with statues of Confederates.

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10/06/2021
17: Removal of Monuments | How the Monuments Came Down
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See the removal of Confederate monuments in Richmond, Virginia—first, through direct action by protestors, and then by city-ordered cranes—amid summer 2020 protests against systemic racism following the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis. 

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Trish Reed
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10/06/2021
18: Marcus-David Peters and Systemic Racism | How the Monuments Came Down
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Learn about Marcus-David Peters, a teacher in Richmond, Virginia, who was killed by police while having a mental health crisis, and why activists there see his death as one of many examples of how white supremacy endures in the city even as Confederate statues have been removed. 

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Trish Reed
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10/06/2021
19: How the Monuments Came Down Additional Resources
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How the Monuments Came Down explores the complex history of Richmond, Virginia through the lens of Confederate monuments, supported by an extensive visual record never before presented in a single work.Through personal stories from descendants and history-makers, the film uncovers how Confederate monuments came to shape Richmond’s landscape and why protestors demanded they come down.How the Monuments Came Down is a production of Field Studio, in association with VPM.

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Trish Reed
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10/06/2021
Activity: #Tweeting the Air War Against the Nazis by Katherine Lorio
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This is a technology-dependent lesson that students can guide at their own pace of exploration and learning. Students share what they learn through the use of Twitter (or alternative classroom sharing medium like TodaysMeet). The use of a social sharing platform like Twitter gives students a place for sharing with a wider audience, for more effective means of communication with each other, for incorporating viewpoints from all students in the classroom, and a means to reference thinking and learning by the use of a hashtag at a later time. Students will understand the role the Allied Air Forces played in the Normandy Invasion. Teachers can use this as a stand-alone lesson or offer more structure by guiding students through each source, one by one. Teachers may learn more about the Eighth Air Force by accessing the ABMC’s Strategic Bombing Campaign Interactive.

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History
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Author:
Gary Pettit
Date Added:
12/17/2018
African American Women Unite for Change (Teaching with Historic Places) (U.S. National Park Service)
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As a historic unit of the National Park Service, the Mary McLeod Bethune Council House is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The site also is within the boundaries of the Logan Circle Historic District. This lesson is based on the Historic Resources Study for Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site, as well as other materials on Bethune and the National Council of Negro Women. The lesson was written by Brenda K. Olio, former Teaching with Historic Places historian, and edited by staff of the Teaching with Historic Places program and Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site.

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Education
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U.S. History
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National Park Service
Author:
Brenda K. Olio
Date Added:
01/19/2022