NPR Radio Program: Tribute Or Tribulation?

http://kcur.org/post/tribute-or-tribulation#stream/0

In Sedalia, Missouri, Marge Harlan spent $25,000 of her own money to build a “slave cabin.” While she meant the cabin to honor the courage and resilience of African-Americans, many in the community, especially people of color, have found the gesture problematic and offensive.

We ask, how do we commemorate history? What is the best way to remember a conflicted and painful past? And who gets to decide?

Guests:

  • Marge Harlan, retired psychologist, NAACP secretary, owner at Rose M. Nolen Black History Library
  • Randal Jelks, professor of African-American studies, University of Kansas
  • Monroe Dodd, KCUR’s resident historian
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