History of Art and Architecture Professor Kirk Savage, a renowned expert on public monuments, is featured in a new PBS special “10 Monuments That Changed America,” which airs nationally on July 17.
In the show, Savage discusses the history of the Civil War Standing Soldiers monuments, which can be found in some 30 states. Savage is the author of two prizewinning books — "Monument Wars: Washington, D.C., the National Mall, and the Transformation of the Memorial Landscape" (2009) and "Standing Soldiers, Kneeling Slaves: Race, War, and Monument in Nineteenth-Century America" (1997), the second edition of which will be published this month. He also has been quoted extensively in the national press regarding the history of Civil War statues and the removal of Confederate monuments.
“10 Monuments” is just one episode in the series “10 That Changed America,” that explores various streets, parks, buildings, and towns that reflect our nation’s history and values.