The Confederate Statue Question
After the Civil War, a plethora of Confederate monuments and memorials sprung up across the former Confederate states — and some other surprising places. How have these monuments been viewed through the years, and what current efforts seek to challenge their place in the landscape?
This class will explore the topic broadly, but use D.C.’s only outdoor statue of a Confederate military officer, Albert Pike, as a case study. After covering the history of Confederate statuary, we’ll take a short field trip to the Albert Pike statue near Judiciary Square.
National Portrait Gallery atrium
F and Eighth streets NW