Ken Burns: Our Monuments are Representations of Myth, Not FactHistorians in the News
tags: James Baldwin, monuments, public history, documentary, liberty
As we consider what role monuments play in our culture, I’d ask us to listen to the words of James Baldwin from the film I made on the Statue of Liberty. That film, which aired on PBS in 1985, set out to understand the history of why that monument was created, as well as the symbolism and myth that have come to surround it.
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