PBS NewsHour

What the future could hold for symbols of the American past

Clip: 06/23/2020 | 5m 58s | Video has closed captioning.

As the country faces a moment of reckoning about its treatment of Black Americans and other people of color, the display of memorials, monuments and statues is being reexamined. Some of these symbols are being torn down by protesters, and others removed by authorities or relocated. But what is the historical context behind their origin? Jeffrey Brown reports for our Race Matters coverage.

Aired: 06/23/20

Rating: NR

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