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Richmond's monuments debate continues in local classrooms

By Megan Pauly, WCVE News


The Robert E. Lee monument on Monument Avenue. A sunny day with blue sky in the background.

Photo courtesy of Craig Carper/WCVE News

The debate about what to do with Richmond’s Confederate monuments continues ... even in the classroom. Some local educators are using that discussion as a way to engage students.

In this audio interview by Megan Pauly of WCVE News, VCU School of Education history and education professor Dr. Gabriel Reich explores these issues when thinking about the origins of Confederate statues in Richmond.

History professor Brittany Jones (M.T. '16), a former student of Reich's, also explains how she wants her class at John Marshall High School to have a deeper understanding of how myths and beliefs were shaped following the Civil War.

Audio interview and full transcript from WCVE:
Richmond's monuments debate continues in local classrooms