Recipes Etched on Gravestone for All Eternity

They say you can’t take it with you, but recipes do disappear when loved ones die. These families have found a novel way to record them for posterity.

#cemeteries, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #recipes, #tombs-and-tombstones

A ‘Sad Kinship’ as Towns Build Memorials to Victims of Mass Shootings

From San Bernardino, Calif., and Aurora, Colo., to Orlando, Fla., and Newtown, Conn., sites of memory honor those killed in gun violence, and survivors.

#arad-michael, #aurora-colo, #el-paso-tex-shooting-2019, #hood-walter-1958, #libeskind-daniel, #mass-design-group, #mass-shootings, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #murphy-michael-architect, #newtown-conn, #newtown-conn-shooting-2012, #pulse-orlando-fla-nightclub, #san-bernardino-calif-shooting-2015, #uvalde-tex-shooting-may-24-2022

Philippines Struggles to Save Monument of Heroes Museum

Organizers at the Monument of Heroes in the Philippines are racing to preserve documents related to the Marcos regime before the dictator’s son takes office.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #marcos-ferdinand-e, #marcos-ferdinand-jr, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #museums, #new-peoples-army, #philippines, #political-prisoners, #politics-and-government, #torture

On the Anniversary of Tiananmen Massacre, Victims Remembered

In Taiwan and elsewhere, people met on Saturday to remember those killed in China in 1989 — and the freedoms lost in Hong Kong, where such vigils are now unthinkable.

#china, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #hong-kong, #hong-kong-protests-2019, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #taipei-taiwan, #tiananmen-square-beijing

Ukraine Tells Story of War in Museum Show

The exhibition, called “Crucified Ukraine,” is one of several ways that the country’s government is highlighting the devastation that its people have endured.

#kyiv-ukraine, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #museums, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #zelensky-volodymyr

On a Remote Mountain, the ‘Sistine Chapel of Socialism’ Awaits Its Fate

An enormous monument to the Communist Party in Bulgaria is now a decrepit ruin. The country is wrestling with how to deal with a symbol of an unwanted and, in many ways, deeply ugly past.

#architecture, #arts-and-antiquities-looting, #bulgaria, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #restoration-and-renovation, #socialism-theory-and-philosophy

Despite 1 Million Covid Death Toll, U.S. Still Has No National Memorial

As the United States reached 1 million known deaths, there was no national, permanent memorial to the country’s loss. Some survivors have called for more to be done.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #funerals-and-memorials, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #united-states

G.O.P. Lawmakers Subverted U. of North Carolina, Professors’ Group Says

In a new report, the group says that the Republicans created a hostile climate on campuses. The administration called the charges absurd.

#american-assn-of-university-professors, #appalachian-state-university, #black-people, #chapel-hill-nc, #colleges-and-universities, #cooper-roy-a, #folt-carol-l, #hannah-jones-nikole, #mccrory-pat, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #politics-and-government, #state-legislatures, #university-of-north-carolina

For a Black Man Hired to Undo a Confederate Legacy, It Has Not Been Easy

Devon Henry and his company have taken down 23 monuments in the South, including the infamous Robert E. Lee statue in Virginia, in part because few others were interested.

#black-people, #content-type-personal-profile, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #government-contracts-and-procurement, #hiring-and-promotion, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #richmond-va, #stoney-levar-1981

She Never Stopped Loving Otis Redding. Her City Never Stopped Needing Him.

The soul singer has been gone for more than half a century. Zelma Redding’s love affair with him — and his with Macon, Ga. — has never ended.

#sittinon-the-dock-of-the-bay-song, #content-type-personal-profile, #macon-ga, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #music, #redding-otis, #redding-zelma, #rhythm-and-blues-music

Tom Seaver’s Statue Stands 10 Feet Tall. Just Like Seaver.

The Mets finally gave the ultimate honor to their franchise icon, creating a statue worthy of the Hall of Fame pitcher.

#baseball, #citi-field-queens-ny, #cohen-steven-a, #hernandez-keith, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #new-york-mets, #robinson-jackie, #seaver-tom, #wilpon-fred

A Georgia Restaurant Has a Racist History. What Should Become of It?

At Aunt Fanny’s Cabin, which closed years ago, young Black waiters sang for white patrons. The community is divided over how, and whether, to preserve the institution’s legacy.

#aunt-fannys-cabin-smyrna-ga, #black-people, #discrimination, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #race-and-ethnicity, #restaurants, #smyrna-ga

Ireland’s Last ‘Magdalene Laundry’ Will Become a Memorial

A compound in Dublin where unmarried mothers and other unwanted women were incarcerated to work in abject conditions had been earmarked as a site for a budget hotel.

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #corless-catherine, #dublin-ireland, #gloucester-street-laundry-dublin-ireland, #ireland, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #women-and-girls

Why New York Needs a Covid Memorial

New York needs a way to come together.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #funerals-and-memorials, #grief-emotion, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #new-york-city, #social-conditions-and-trends

Need an Engraved Tombstone? It Could Be a Long Wait.

Supply chain issues are affecting the few memorial businesses left in New York, a former hub for the ‘old-world craft.’

#3m-company, #lower-east-side-manhattan-ny, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #new-york-city, #relocation-of-business, #rock-and-stone, #shortages, #supply-chain

Jewish Groups Condemn Strike Near Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial

It was not clear what damage was done to the memorial but it is close to a radio and television tower in Kyiv that was hit by a projectile.

#babyn-yar-holocaust-memorial-center-kyiv-ukraine, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #putin-vladimir-v, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #sharansky-natan

Recreating a Family’s Lost Holocaust History, Step by Step

During the pandemic lockdown, when solitude dredged up the regret of missed opportunities, one writer hiked over the Pyrenees Mountains to better understand her father.

#anti-semitism, #benjamin-walter, #blum-leon, #france, #hikes-and-hiking, #hitler-adolf, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #immigration-and-emigration, #jews-and-judaism, #letters, #mediterranean-sea, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #pyrenees-mountains, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #spain, #spanish-civil-war-1936-39, #united-states-holocaust-memorial-museum, #vichy-france, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #wiesel-elie, #world-war-ii-1939-45

Ukraine War Bares U.S. Army Delay in Creating New ‘Monuments Officers’

Civilian specialists are tracking the threat to landmarks in Ukraine as the U.S. Army struggles after more than two years to appoint new cultural heritage preservation specialists modeled after the “Monuments Men.”

#historic-buildings-and-sites, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #monuments-men, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #smithsonian-institution, #ukraine, #united-states-army, #world-war-ii-1939-45

The New Wave of Holocaust Revisionism

Holocaust distortion is a threat to memory.

#concentration-camps, #history-academic-subject, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #poland

The Art Design for Abolitionist Place in Brooklyn Moves Forward

Despite an ongoing legal challenge, New York City is going ahead with a plan for artwork at a new park that will feature messages of social justice, not the statuary some had sought.

#abolitionist-place-brooklyn-ny, #adams-eric-l, #art, #black-people, #cultural-affairs-department, #downtown-brooklyn-brooklyn-ny, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #politics-and-government, #public-design-commission-nyc, #rasheed-kameelah-janan, #slavery-historical

80 Years Ago the Nazis Planned the ‘Final Solution.’ It Took 90 Minutes.

As Germany observes the anniversary of the Wannsee Conference, witnesses of the Nazi era are dying and antisemitism is resurgent in Europe and the United States.

#auschwitz-concentration-camp, #berlin-germany, #concentration-camps, #eichmann-adolf, #goebbels-joseph, #hitler-adolf, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #jews-and-judaism, #lipstadt-deborah-e, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #politics-and-government, #wannsee-conference, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #world-war-ii-1939-45

Theodore Roosevelt Statue Removal Begins at Museum of Natural History

The equestrian monument to Roosevelt, which has stirred protests as a symbol of colonialism and racism, is leaving its plinth, in pieces.

#american-museum-of-natural-history, #central-park-manhattan-ny, #city-council-nyc, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #museums, #politics-and-government, #roosevelt-theodore, #roosevelt-theodore-presidential-library

America’s Ugliest Confederate Statue Is Gone. Racism Isn’t.

The act of taking down a memorial — like the act of putting one up — is largely symbolic. But symbols also tell us who we are.

#black-people, #civil-war-us-1861-65, #forrest-nathan-bedford, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #tennessee

How Jan. 6 Might Look in 2086

As curators at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, we are regularly confronted by hard physical evidence of just how slippery the past can be.

#capitol-building-washington-dc, #civil-war-us-1861-65, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #museums, #national-museum-of-american-history, #republican-party, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #smithsonian-institution, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #united-states-politics-and-government

One Year Later, Congress Weighs How to Memorialize Jan. 6 at the Capitol

In a building that is both a legislative body and a living museum, lawmakers are grappling with how to commemorate an attack whose victims cannot agree on the basic facts of the day.

#capitol-building-washington-dc, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #house-of-representatives, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #senate, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #united-states-politics-and-government

Italy Proposal to Add Female Statue to Square of Men Stirs Debate

In Padua, Italy, a proposal to include a female philosopher in a monument whose 78 sculptures are all men has spurred debate.

#cancel-culture, #cornaro-piscopia-elena-lucrezia-1646-84, #discrimination, #italy, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #padua-italy, #prato-della-valle-padua-italy

As the Mayor Promised Millions for New Monuments, Old Ones Crumbled

Without dedicated funding for conservation, many of New York City’s public memorials and artworks are decaying from neglect.

#art, #battery-park-city-authority, #bogart-michele-h, #cuomo-andrew-m, #de-blasio-bill, #housing-authority-nyc, #infrastructure-public-works, #mccray-chirlane, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #new-york-city, #parks-and-recreation-department-nyc, #puryear-martin, #restoration-and-renovation, #riverside-park-manhattan-ny, #riverside-park-conservancy, #sculpture

Time Capsule in Virginia Yields a Trove of Memorabilia, but No Prized Picture

Historians had hoped to find a rare, century-old photo of Abraham Lincoln in a box discovered beneath a pedestal of a statue of Robert E. Lee. It was not to be.

#civil-war-us-1861-65, #confederate-states-of-america, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #time-capsules

Second Time Capsule Is Found Beneath Pedestal of Robert E. Lee Statue

The discovery in Richmond excited historians, officials and crew workers, who hope that the box contains rare memorabilia buried in 1887.

#lee-robert-e, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #richmond-va, #time-capsules, #virginia

A Civil War-Era Time Capsule Is Opened. Inside Are More Mysteries.

Conservators spent hours carefully prying open the container, which had been hidden beneath a monument to the Confederate general Robert E. Lee.

#civil-war-us-1861-65, #lee-robert-e, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #northam-ralph-s, #richmond-va, #time-capsules

Time Capsule From 1887 Possibly Found in Robert E. Lee Statue

Virginia historians are confident they’ve located a time capsule beneath a former monument to the Confederate general Robert E. Lee. They are less confident about how to get it out of a 1,500-pound granite rock.

#civil-war-us-1861-65, #confederate-states-of-america, #lee-robert-e, #lincoln-abraham, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #richmond-va, #rock-and-stone, #time-capsules

Charlottesville’s Statue of Robert E. Lee Will Be Melted Down

The statue was the focus of a deadly white nationalist rally in 2017. A local African American heritage center plans to turn it into a new piece of public art.

#charlottesville-va, #charlottesville-va-violence-august-2017, #lee-robert-e, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right

A Monument to the Lives of Black Women and Girls

“The Black Girlhood Altar” began as a community project fueled by collective grief. Now it’s on display at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.

#bryant-makhia, #harlins-latasha, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #taylor-breonna-1993-2020

What Kind of Power Should the Names of New York Have?

In debates about how best to confront our collective past, we must give weight to the present as well.

#adams-eric-l, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #names-geographical, #new-york-city, #slavery-historical

Black Man Wins New Trial Over Confederate Memorabilia in Jury Room

A Tennessee appeals court granted Tim Gilbert a new trial after jurors deliberated in a room named after the United Daughters of the Confederacy.

#civil-war-us-1861-65, #decisions-and-verdicts, #gilbert-tim-1966, #jury-system, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #symbols, #tennessee, #united-daughters-of-the-confederacy

Georgia’s University System Will Not Rename Buildings With Ties to Slavery

An advisory committee had recommended renaming 75 buildings, including those named after Confederate leaders and supporters of segregation.

#black-people, #colleges-and-universities, #georgia, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #names-organizational, #race-and-ethnicity, #university-of-alabama, #university-of-georgia

Thomas Jefferson Statue Evicted From City Hall Will Go to a Museum

Heeding requests to move the statue because of Jefferson’s legacy as an enslaver, the city approved a plan to relocate it to the New-York Historical Society.

#city-council-nyc, #jefferson-thomas, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #new-york-city, #new-york-historical-society, #politics-and-government, #public-design-commission-nyc, #slavery-historical

Man Arrested Over Fire at Memorial for Pulse Nightclub Victims

The man, Mark Henson, 64, was charged with felony criminal mischief after a fire at the memorial, which honors the 49 people killed in the 2016 shooting in Orlando, Fla.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #fires-and-firefighters, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #orlando-fla, #orlando-fla-shooting-2016, #pulse-orlando-fla-nightclub

Book Review: ‘Churchill’s Shadow,’ by Geoffrey Wheatcroft

“Churchill’s Shadow,” by Geoffrey Wheatcroft, may be the best single-volume indictment of Churchill yet written.

#books-and-literature, #churchill-winston-leonard-spencer, #churchills-shadow-the-life-and-afterlife-of-winston-churchill-book, #johnson-boris, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #roberts-andrew-author, #wheatcroft-geoffrey, #world-war-i-1914-18, #world-war-ii-1939-45

What Jefferson’s Statue Meant to the Jewish Naval Hero Who Donated It

A symbol of slavery to some, of religious liberty to others. 

#city-council-nyc, #freedom-of-religion, #jefferson-thomas, #jews-and-judaism, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #slavery-historical

Remove a Confederate Statue? A Tennessee City Did This Instead.

Some residents want the monument removed. In the meantime, Franklin, Tenn., erected a statue of a U.S. Colored Troops soldier, broadening the way the community memorializes the Civil War.

#black-people, #civil-war-us-1861-65, #franklin-tenn, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #slavery-historical, #tennessee, #united-states-army, #united-states-colored-troops

‘Ordinary Citizens’ Turned Rioters on Jan. 6

Readers react to an account of 90 seconds of violence at the Capitol. Also: Voting rights; Parler; the Jefferson statue; older drivers; filing cabinets.

#elderly, #elections-senate, #internal-storyline-no, #jefferson-thomas, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #nashville-tenn, #parler-llc, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-rights-registration-and-requirements

The Controversy Over Statues and How We Commemorate the Past

Alex von Tunzelmann’s “Fallen Idols” looks at the arguments surrounding 12 figures from history, and what they tell us about both the past and the present.

#books-and-literature, #churchill-winston-leonard-spencer, #lee-robert-e, #lenin-vladimir, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #slavery-historical, #von-tunzelmann-alex

Jefferson Statue May Be Removed After More Than 100 Years at City Hall

Black, Latino and Asian City Council members who find the sculpture oppressive and racist may finally win a two-decade fight to remove it from their chamber.

#art, #city-council-nyc, #city-councils, #jefferson-thomas, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #new-york-city, #new-york-historical-society, #politics-and-government, #public-design-commission-nyc, #race-and-ethnicity

Tunisians Recall Revolution Reluctantly, if at All: ‘It Just Faded Away’

When a monument to those killed in the 2011 uprising was recently damaged, few took notice or even cared in a town, and country, where there is now more regret than a wish to remember.

#ben-ali-zine-el-abidine, #middle-east-and-north-africa-unrest-2010, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #saied-kais-1958, #truth-and-dignity-commission-tunisia, #tunis-tunisia, #tunisia

Mexico City Replaces a Statue of Columbus With One of an Indigenous Woman

The replacement of a figure seen as a monument to colonialism touched a nerve as the country debates how it is shaped by race and sex.

#discrimination, #indigenous-people, #lopez-obrador-andres-manuel, #mexico-city-mexico, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #sheinbaum-claudia, #women-and-girls

U.S. Holocaust Museums Are Updating Content and Context

Many organizations are now trying to reach wider and younger audiences, and to tackle topics beyond the Holocaust.

#archives-and-records, #concentration-camps, #conference-on-jewish-material-claims-against-germany, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #holocaust-memorial-resource-and-education-center-of-florida, #holocaust-museum-for-hopehumanity, #jews-and-judaism, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #museums, #orlando-fla, #shoah-foundation, #spielberg-steven, #st-louis-kaplan-feldman-holocaust-museum, #united-states-holocaust-memorial-museum, #world-war-ii-1939-45

A Tech-Savvy Holocaust Memorial in Ukraine Draws Critics and Crowds

Traditionalists chafe at the contemporary-art approach to Holocaust commemoration being employed at Babyn Yar, a site of mass shootings in World War II. But it has brought visitors for an anniversary.

#art, #babyn-yar-holocaust-memorial-center-kyiv-ukraine, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #khrzhanovsky-ilya, #kyiv-ukraine, #mass-shootings, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #politics-and-government, #social-media, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #world-war-ii-1939-45

George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and John Lewis Statues Go Up in N.Y.

Sculptures of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and John Lewis are on display in a Manhattan park known as a site of protests. “These monuments have meaning,” Mr. Floyd’s brother said.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #carnabuci-chris, #floyd-george-d-2020, #floyd-terrence, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #lewis-john-r, #manhattan-nyc, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #sculpture, #taylor-breonna-1993-2020, #union-square-manhattan-ny

Book Review: ‘Robert E. Lee,’ by Allen C. Guelzo

Allen C. Guelzo’s “Robert E. Lee” offers a nuanced portrait of the Confederate general who chose his state over the nation.

#books-and-literature, #brown-john-1800-59, #civil-war-us-1861-65, #confederate-states-of-america, #grant-ulysses-s, #guelzo-allen-c, #lee-robert-e, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #robert-e-lee-book, #slavery-historical