Closer Look: Confederate Monuments And Symbols

The Atlanta History Center has created a guide to help facilitate conversations about confederate symbols and monuments — like those at the state capitol.

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uesday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott”:

  • 0:00: As part of our ongoing series we’ve talked about efforts to find affordable housing. Today, a conversation on building affordable housing with Atlanta Habitat for Humanity CEO Lisa Gordon. Gordon also talks about expanding the organization’s mission and a westside renaissance.
  • 23:00: Closer Look continues a series of conversations on race, messaging and preserving history through symbols and monuments, with a look at a “Confederate Monument Interpretation Guide,” created by the Atlanta History Center. Sheffield Hale, the center’s president and CEO, explains how the guide can be used in conversations about confederate heritage and history.
  • 38:42: The discussion on confederate symbols continues with two local residents. Andrea Knight, talks about her efforts in creating a petition to change the name of Confederate Avenue in Grant Park. Local artist, Matthew Terrell, explains why he’d like to see monuments altered to provide historical context.

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