Unearthing The Usa’S Hidden Records

Andrew Lichtenstein sees history all around, even when it’s not evident at first glance.
I’m not sure whitewashing it by taking it down is the right thing to do.”Follow @dgbxny and @nytimesphoto on Twitter.
As much as he has devoted himself to unearthing overlooked aspects of history, he is not sure that removing old monuments — as some have advocated in recent weeks — is the right step.
“We tend to look to the future and we are not as rooted in the past as other places.
Rather than focus on the obvious — and popular — historical sites where access might be difficult, he sought out places connected to events in American history.

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