Topic: Confederate Monument Removal, Public History
Title: Bringing Down Monuments to Build Up New Histories
Participants: Daisy Ocampo, Ph.D., Historian. Assistant Professor in California State University San Bernardino
Broadcast Air Date: 07/03/20
Time: 5:15 PM (PST)
Station: KUCR 88.3 FM Riverside, CA
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- How is public memory created through public spaces?
- How are communities challenging public monuments?
- Why was Andrew Jackson called “Indian Killer?”
- What is the historian perspective on the current movements to remove public monuments that are perceived as racist?
- Public monuments are statements of power?
- National monuments signal specific histories that are remembered but also specific histories that are suppressed.
- The physical narratives are being re-written to challenge the dominance of colonial histories.
- How is history contested?
- Why is the figure of Christopher Columbus celebrated in the United States if Columbus did not set foot on the land currently labelled as United States of America?
- Are statues like textbooks in their historical function?
- Why is Junipero Sera Celebrated in California?
- What isthe role of racial discourse in the analysis of public history?
- For some people the statues represent heroes, while for others the same figures represent terrorists.
- What were the different reactions to writing on the cross on top of Mount Rubidoux in Riverside?
- What was the name of the indigenous village that resided at the base of the place currently called Mount Rubidoux?
- Frank Miller and President Taft bought the property to place the cross on top of Mount Rubidoux?
- How do you decolonize places and monuments?
- What is the difference between Whiteness, White Supremacy and White people?
- What is the documented process of manufacturing Whiteness?