Political Rewind: Confederate Monuments Become Flash Points

Jun 29, 2020

Monday on Political Rewind, Confederate monuments across America have become a flash point during ongoing protests over police brutality and systemic racism.

Central to the issue is a disagreement about what monuments to the Confederacy represent: history or mythology?


Statues have been brought down by local government or protesters in North Carolina, Virginia and Georgia.

Panelists:

Jim Galloway — Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Lead Political Writer

Sheffield Hale — President and Chief Executive Officer, Atlanta History Center

Mary Margaret Oliver — State Rep. (D-Decatur)

Michael Thurmond — DeKalb County CEO