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US Into 'My Body is a Monument'

05:05  02 july  2020
05:05  02 july  2020 Source:   nbcnews.com

The Eiffel Tower D-Day: the reopening of an emblematic French monument

 The Eiffel Tower D-Day: the reopening of an emblematic French monument © Nikada / Istock.com This monument is usually one of the busiest in the world with 7 million visitors per year The famous Iron Lady French, the Eiffel Tower, which overlooks Paris from the top of its 324 meters, reopens this Thursday to the public, hoping to attract the inhabitants of the Paris region if not the traditional foreign tourists, always rare in the capital.

My body is a Confederate monument . By Caroline Randall Williams June 30, 2020. Facebook Twitter Email LinkedIn Reddit Pinterest. I am a black, Southern woman, and of my immediate white male ancestors, all of them were rapists. My very existence is a relic of slavery and Jim Crow.

A Monument to My Sins by Stoleaway, released 07 April 2017 1. Casualty 2. Denial 3. The Absence 4. Buried 5. For Granted 6. Sanctuary 7. Downpour 8 Crowd Pleaser 12. Leech 13. Borrowed Time 14. Expendable A Monument To My Sins is a collection of 3 EPs: The Significance in Suffering (2016)

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About this episode:

In recent weeks, the debate over monuments, street names and other relics of the Confederacy has intensified. A statue of Jefferson Davis was pulled down in Richmond, Virginia. In Louisville, Kentucky, a monument depicting a Confederate officer was removed from the city square. And on Tuesday, Mississippi decided to remove the Confederate symbol from the state flag.

There are those who argue that tearing these statues down erases our history. And others who say they must come down if we hope to create meaningful systemic change.

Putin unveils monument to fallen Red Army WWII soldiers

  Putin unveils monument to fallen Red Army WWII soldiers MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin and his counterpart from Belarus on Tuesday unveiled a monument honoring fallen Red Army soldiers who fought in one of the most bloody battles of World War II. Putin and Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko traveled to the village of Khoroshevo, just outside Rzhev, about 200 kilometers (about 125 miles) northwest of Moscow for a somber ceremony that involved goose-stepping troops laying wreaths to the towering figure of a soldier.

Make a space For my body Dig a hole Push the sides apart This is what I'm controlling It's a mold The inside that I carve This will be my monument This will

Monument Lyrics. [Verse 1] Make a space For my body Dig a hole Push the sides apart This is what I'm controlling It's a mold The inside that I carve. [Chorus 1] This will be my monument This will be a beacon when I'm gone Gone, gone When I'm gone Gone, gone When I'm gone So that when the

Caroline Randall Williams is a poet and writer in residence at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. And in a recent New York Times opinion piece she makes a different argument for why these monuments must come down.

“My body is a monument,” she writes. “My skin is a monument.”

Host Trymaine Lee talks with Caroline Randall Williams about the sexual violence that has left a legacy of the Confederacy in her blood, and about why it’s time for the monuments to come down.

Further reading & viewing:

  • You Want a Confederate Monument? My Body Is a Confederate Monument
  • Stone Ghosts In The South: Confederate Monuments And America's Battle With Itself | NBC News
  • Virginia has the most Confederate memorials in the country, but that might change

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Georgia activists renew calls to remove 'granddaddy of Confederate monuments' .
Georgia activists seek to remove 'Stone Mountain', the "granddaddy of Confederate monuments." The fight over the monument, which is located in Dekalb County, Georgia and prior to COVID-19's spread could get more than 4 million visitors in a year, is unfolding as the U.S. grapples with civil unrest following the recent Black Lives Matter protests. Cities across America are being forced to reckon with a dark history and are facing growing pressure to confront the racist past of confederate leaders honored in monuments across the country.

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