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The History of Confederate Monuments and Modern Controversy

General Robert E. Lee Statue Returned to its Pedestal in Fort Myers
Mike Kiniry
General Robert E. Lee Statue Returned to its Pedestal in Fort Myers

The Robert E. Lee bust that was toppled from its pedestal in downtown Fort Myers overnight Monday is already back up and screwed into place.

Police are still looking for whoever’s responsible for what they’re calling an act of vandalism.  

Once again attention is turned toward these Confederate monuments and today on Gulf Coast Live we're talking with FGCU professor Dr. Jeffrey Fortney whose area of expertise is the Civil War, how it's remembered, and how it's revised.




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Julie Glenn is the host of Gulf Coast Live. She has been working in southwest Florida as a freelance writer since 2007, most recently as a regular columnist for the Naples Daily News. She began her broadcasting career in 1993 as a reporter/anchor/producer for a local CBS affiliate in Quincy, Illinois. After also working for the NBC affiliate, she decided to move to Parma, Italy where she earned her Master’s degree in communication from the University of Gastronomic Sciences. Her undergraduate degree in Mass Communication is from the University of Missouri at Kansas City.