Racial reckoning turns focus to roadside historical markers

Posted on AllSides December 27th, 2021
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(AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Pennsylvania had been installing historical markers for more than a century when the racist violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August 2017 brought a fresh round of questions from the public about just whose stories were being told on the state’s roadsides — and the language used to tell them.

The increased scrutiny helped prompt a review of all 2,500 markers by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, a process that has focused on factual errors, inadequate historical context, and racist or otherwise inappropriate references.

So far, the state has removed...

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https://apnews.com/article/pennsylvania-race-and-ethnicity-racial-injustice-virginia-hispanics-23b39c3e81289f1dedfec2792f845817

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