Athens Debates The Fate Of Its Confederate Monuments

Aug 30, 2017

Following the recent events in Charlottesville, a national debate has been raging over what should be done with Confederate symbols across the South. In Athens, and across Georgia, many monuments and markers dedicated to Confederate soldiers persist in daily life. We talk about how to reckon with these, with Valerie Babb, Director of the Institute for African-American Studies at the University of Georgia. Also joining us are Knowa Johnson, Co-Founder of the Athens Anti-Discrimination Movement, and Blake Aued, Editor for Flagpole Magazine.