Stone Mountain Confederate Memorial features three 76 ft tall equestrian figures of Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee and Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson carved into the northern slope of a 1600-plus high hunk of quartz monzonite dome monadnock. Although today its website downplays its racist history, like most Confederate monuments and memorials, the Stone Mountain carving was […]
For this post, the Material Collective welcomes Zaina Siraj, a senior at SUNY-Albany majoring in Human Biology and minoring in Public Health and History. Zaina is applying to medical school with the hopes of becoming a physician, and is an active digital artist. You can follow her on Instagram @zainaartistry. As a student of science, […]
For this post, we welcome guest blogger Alicia Walker of Bryn Mawr College. This essay was slated to be run in March 2020, but its posting was delayed by the onset of COVID-19. We thank our readers for their patience as we move forward with our work in the midst of the new normal. For […]
This guest post by Sharon Rhodes considers a subject of great interest in medieval studies at present, the use of the term “Anglo-Saxon.” Rhodes takes a fresh approach to the subject, focusing on how to teach Old English language and literature (with relevance for the teaching of related subjects, such as medieval English art, history, etc.) without welcoming or fostering the racist fantasies about linguistic and cultural “purity” that have plagued the field more or less since its inception.
It’s a well-known saying, a paraphrase of the International Workers of the World organizer Joe Hill’s last words. They’re not easy words to live by.