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Phil Boas: As Confederate Monuments Come Down, The Monument Arizona Should Have Built In 1960s

By Mark Brodie
Published: Monday, July 27, 2020 - 12:36pm
Updated: Monday, July 27, 2020 - 1:23pm

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Annie Dodge Wauneka

The Show regularly checks in with the Editorial Board of the Arizona Republic to talk about current issues facing the state and the region — featured in columns on the newspaper’s op-ed pages.

After years of requests to remove a Confederate monument from Wesley Bolin Plaza across the street from the state Capitol, it was recently taken down.

That happened because the group that had originally gifted the monument to the state in the early 1960s wanted it back.

In that context, Phil Boas, editorial page editor for the Republic, wrote about one person for whom a monument at that time should have been built.

The Show spoke with Boas about Annie Dodge Wauneka, an extraordinary Navajo woman.

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