We are in another moment where who and how we memorialize is being reconsidered in communities small and large. My colleague, Zachary Bray, and I proposed this symposium to the Kentucky Law Journal because the topic reflected our shared interests in the debate over memorials and which historical narrative should triumph in the public square. We arrive at the question from different intellectual paths, but the common concern is over when and how stakeholders can and will revise that narrative through the regulation of monuments. These revisions often come in the form of calls for, it not outright, removal outhouse materials that do not fit with the communities current or aspirant view of itself and its history.

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