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Paul M. Farber

is the Director of Monument Lab. He is the author of A Wall of Our Own: An American History of the Berlin Wall.

“We Are Our Own Monuments”: Dispatch from Philly

The juxtaposition of armed troops called into the city to “protect” and an elevated portrait of Black Lives Matter protesters’ rituals of recognition, right where the Rizzo statue marked systemic racism’s enduring roots, highlighted the complexities and contradictions that undergird Philadelphia.

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The Brooklyn Rail

JUNE 2022

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