Removing John Calhoun’s Name Is Easier Than Erasing His Racist Legacy squib

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By Christian K. Anderson, The Conversation

When I toured the South Carolina Governor’s Mansion in 2019, I noticed the multi-volume papers of John C. Calhoun on display. It struck me as remarkable that Calhoun’s ideas would be featured so prominently given his vigorous defense of slavery and his role in laying the groundwork for the Civil War.

But the reality is Calhoun’s legacy until now has been quite prominent in American society—and not just in the South.

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