The Culture Wars Come To Fort Wayne

Aug 11, 2020

Communities across the country are having important conversations about how we remember our history, and how we should memorialize it. How do we learn about and understand history, and who gets to decide what merits commemoration?

Today a reporter tells us why the creation of a founder’s day in Fort Wayne sparked a culture war in the community. And we talk to a panel of experts about the nuances of how history is remembered.

Produced by Maggie Gelon.


Charlie Savage
Washington Correspondent, The New York Times

Cameron Shriver
Assistant Professor of History, Miami University

Michella M. Marino
Deputy Director, Indiana Historical Bureau, Division of the Indiana State Library

Diane Hunter
Tribal Historic Preservation Officer, Miami Tribe of Oklahoma