Aug 18, 2017
In the wake of the attacks in Charlottesville, the debate about confederate monuments has reached a fever pitch, with municipalities across the country moving forward to #takethemdown, and brave activists in Durham, North Carolina tearing down a statue with their own hands. When arrest warrants were issued for those alleged to be involved, hundreds of allies lined up at the police station attempting to turn themselves in, in solidarity. Jeremy Slevin speaks with Professor Kirk Savage, an author and expert on civil war monuments, to discuss the troubling history of these monuments. Later in the show, we bring you more interviews from last weekend's Netroots Nation conference in Atlanta.