Feb 20, 2019
Y’all ready? We’re going back to Alabama for this episode!
In 2017 news about Confederate monuments was front and center. Two things happened in that same year: Project Say Something started the campaign called Not Tearing Down History, But Building Up Hope and the Alabama Memorial Preservation Act, which prevents the renaming of buildings or removing of monuments dating back to 40 years or longer, was passed.
Camille Bennett, Director and Founder of the Florence, Alabama based non-profit Project Say Something, comes on to talk about the group’s campaign that aims to add context to the Confederate monument in front of the Lauderdale County, Alabama courthouse.
She talks about how Dr. Vanessa Gamble inspired the idea and how the campaign has been received throughout the community. We discuss why it is important to learn about history and what this campaign has meant to Bennett on a personal level.
The Who’s that lady (from history)? is Mary Bowser, a spy during the Civil War.
This episode’s Listen Here is The Color Line Murders.