Last year, the Southern Poverty Law Center conducted a study on public symbols of the Confederacy. The center found more than 700 Confederate monuments on public land in the U.S. — with nearly 300 in Georgia, Virginia and North Carolina alone.

Esther Honig

Police say vandals damaged a Confederate soldier statue at Camp Chase Confederate Cemetery, which contains the graves of 2,200 soldiers who were prisoners of war.

Statue of former Governor William Allen.
Architect of the Capitol

One of the two statues representing Ohio in Congress’ Statuary Hall was removed last year because of its subject’s views on slavery.

Willoughby-Eastlake City Schools

At least four Confederate commemorations have been taken down in Ohio, in response to last week's Charlottesville, Va., clash between white nationalist protesters and anti-racist counter-protestors that left three people dead.

Wikimedia Commons

As protesters around the country push for the removal of Confederate monuments, a group rallied near the Ohio Statehouse against a different kind of statue: one of Christopher Columbus.

Martin Luther King: Now and Then

Aug 25, 2011

This hour, we'll talk about the new Martin Luther King memorial and also look at the reaction to the MLK assassination at OSU. Guests:

  • Hasan Kwame Jeffries (OSU History Professor)
  • James Upton (OSU African-American & African Studies Professor Emeritus)