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Monday, January 16, 2017

Where Civil Rights Meet the Civil War

Gathering outside Randolph Street United Methodist Church
for the Martin Luther King Jr.. community parade
photo: Julia Rendleman for NY Times
(source: NY Times)
no copyright infringement intended

Lexington in the Commonwealth of Virginia, a place where very different (and opposing) symbols of the same American history can meet unexpectedly: the observance of Martin Luther King Jr. holiday and the parade honoring two Confederate generals buried here, Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson. Today's NY Times has an article about it:

Here is a small documentary about the two conflicting events:

(source: NY Times)

(Zoon Politikon)


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