Kevin M. Levin

Kevin M. Levin is a historian and educator based in Boston. He is the author and editor of two books. He is the author of Searching for Black Confederates: The Civil War’s Most Persistent Myth.

A construction crew in a cherry-picker rise up to dismantle the statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee in New Orleans

Robert E. Lee Topples From His Pedestal

The city of New Orleans is removing its soaring monument to the Confederate general, who for decades was held up as a model for the nation and a symbol of its reunion.

The Ku Klux Klan Protests as Memphis Renames a City Park

Many white Southerns have cherished the memory of Nathan Bedford Forrest -- a Confederate general and founding Klansman. But a new controversy reveals how much Civil War remembrance has changed.