Episode 2 | 10 Monuments That Changed America

10 That Changed America

10 Monuments That Changed America

Aired: 2018-07-17 1:01 Rating: NR

A whirlwind tour of 10 monuments that mark key moments in American history.

About the Episode

Premiere Date: July 17, 2018

It’s a whirlwind tour of 10 wholly-original American monuments, and the historical moments that inspired them. We’ll visit little-known locations like the Robert Gould Shaw and Massachusetts 54th Regiment Memorial, a sculptural masterpiece dedicated to one of the first African-American units to serve in the Civil War; and we’ll explore the surprising stories behind American favorites like the Statue of Liberty, which was devised as a propaganda piece by French republican politicians.

It’s an episode full of epic battles over how to remember our past: from Maya Lin’s fight to design the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial, to the ongoing controversies over confederate monuments across the South. We’ll discover pivotal moments in the evolution of American monuments when daring artists found new ways to honor our history. 

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  • Explore the 10 Buildings, Homes, Parks, and Towns that Changed America in images, video, and text
  • Trace the history of American architecture with an interactive timeline
  • Watch the show and web exclusive videos shot on location at the buildings, homes, parks, and towns
  • Take a closer look at each of the buildings itself to learn about its architectural elements
  • Discover local activities around each of the sites
  • Share your own picks for the buildings, homes, parks, and towns