memory is everywhere
Universities are not the only places examining their histories. In fact, the examination of institutional memory applies to all institutions -- including nations, states, and cities. Below are some examples, from which we have drawn inspiration:
new orleans, la
Mayor Mitch Landrieu of New Orleans, LA speaks about the motive behind removing four Confederate monuments from the city, which had originally been installed by supporters of the "Cult of the Lost Cause."
Speech given May 19, 2017
Published May 31, 2017 by The Washington Post
The National Museum of African American History and Culture opened on September 24, 2016, only a short while after we began this project. Designed by architect Philip Freelon, the museum's opening as a Smithsonian Institution helped us realize the gravity of our project in relation -- the importance in giving a more permanent home to histories that may otherwise disappear.
The Washington Post
Virtual tour of the Museum