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84. On Richmond’s Transformed Monument Avenue, A Group of Historians Erect Rogue Historical Markers

August 10th, 2020  •  14 mins 25 secs  •  Download (10.7 MB)  •  Link with Timestamp

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Near the empty pedestals of Confederate figures that used to tower over Monument Avenue in Richmond, Virginia, a new type of historical marker now stands. The markers have most of the trappings of a state-erected historical plaque—but these are rogue markers erected by a group of anonymous historians called History is Illuminating.