This semester, we talked a lot about the removal of monuments. We studied the ways that localities around the globe removed monuments that enshrined histories of racism, colonization, and conquest histories that no longer reflected the priorities of the community. What should replace these toppled monuments? Think about the people and events that we discussed this semester: What or who embodies who you want to celebrate? Write a proposal for a new historical monument and explain your reasoning using historical evidence.
The class was about American history until the civil war. Please talk about a monument that was removed around that time and what it can be replaced with and why.