Experts in the media – Georgia Southern’s Christopher Hendricks talks about the ‘Contextualizing the Confederacy in Georgia’ and if it’s possible

Experts in the media – Georgia Southern’s Christopher Hendricks talks about the ‘Contextualizing the Confederacy in Georgia’ and if it’s possible Experts in the media – Georgia Southern’s Christopher Hendricks talks about the ‘Contextualizing the Confederacy in Georgia’ and if it’s possible

July 16, 20211 min read
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Arguments, debates and protests have been taking place across America with regard to monuments and statues memorializing historical figures from the Confederate army.


It’s a topic that has captured the attention of Americans from across the country and especially those from the America’s Southern states.


Recently, Georgia Southern University’s Christopher Hendricks, Ph.D., was featured in the news giving his expert perspective on the topic and how America might provide the context behind these moments representing American history.


“I think that telling the full story always is a good idea,” said Dr. Christopher Hendricks, a history professor at Georgia Southern University.


Hendricks studies early American history and historic preservation. He suggested that we should put the monument into context rather than remove it.

“It’s really important to put these things into context,” Hendricks said. “Particularly if you are going to leave them here.”

He said that he believes signage explaining the origin and evolution of the memorial would help to establish the monument as a more neutral historical artifact. July 11 – ABC News



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Christopher Hendricks, Ph.D., history professor at Georgia Southern University, is an expert in the areas of early American history and historic preservation.


Hendricks is available to speak with media about this topic – simply click on his icon now to arrange an interview today.



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    Christopher Hendricks Interim Chair, History

    Christopher Hendricks' research focuses on early American architecture and town planning.

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