"This seemingly “historical” move had nothing whatsoever to do with “heritage.” Three times as many Marylanders fought for the Union as for the Confederacy. This move was designed to intimidate African Americans and to reassure white Americans in a moment of rising black power. The 1948 Baltimore statue reveals the true intent of Confederate monuments and their makers ― and the intentions of those who march under their colors today. Perhaps it is time for another Freedom Train. Its first stop should be the White House" ... See MoreSee Less
Jane Dailey, Contributor Associate Professor of History, University of Chicago Baltimore's Confederate Monument Was Never About 'History And Culture' Why would a city in a state that sat out the Civil...
Kevin Alexander Gray & his younger sister Valerie were among the first blacks to attend the local all-white elementary school in 1968. Since then he has been involved in community organizing working on a variety of issues ranging from racial politics, police violence, third-world politics & relations, union organizing & workers’ rights, grassroots political campaigns, marches, actions & political events. We interviewed Gray at his new BBQ joint and community center in Columbia, SC, to get his perspective on American politics and the future of our democratic ideals. ... See MoreSee Less
What are the politics behind a monument? Sitting on the South Carolina State House grounds in Columbia is the expansive African American Monument. It was installed in 2001 as part of the compromise that saw the Confederate flag moved from the statehouse dome to the grounds near the Confederate monument. ... See MoreSee Less
The Ishues Project: Film/Webisodes on William Pilgrim & The All Grows Up is with Kevin Alexander Gray and 2 others.
Kevin Alexander Gray A first look at Episode 4: Kevin Alexander Gray talks community, organizing, and the aspirations of a generation. Kevin also gives the Ishues Project a peek at his soon to be open BBQ restaurant and community center in Columbia, South Carolina ... See MoreSee Less