What Can and Can't Be Said

What Can and Can't Be Said

Race, Uplift, and Monument Building in the Contemporary South

Book - 2015
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An original study of monuments to the civil rights movement and African American history that have been erected in the U.S. South over the past three decades, this powerful work explores how commemorative structures have been used to assert the presence of black Americans in contemporary Southern society. The author cogently argues that these public memorials, ranging from the famous to the obscure, have emerged from, and speak directly to, the region's complex racial politics since monument builders have had to contend with widely varied interpretations of the African American past as well as a continuing presence of white supremacist attitudes and monuments.
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2015]
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9780300211757
0300211759
Branch Call Number: E159 .U67 2015x
Characteristics: xi, 265 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm

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