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Hometown Conversations: Will removing monuments and statues remove history?

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Hometown Conversations
Katie Phernetton and Dr. Cheryl Jimenez Frei discuss the removal of monuments of historical figures.

Across the country and right here in Wisconsin we have seen statues and monuments torn down by either protesters or officials after calls for their removal. These actions have sparked debates, some praising the actions, others saying it will erase history.

For this week's Hometown Conversation News 18's Katie Phernetton sat down with a historian, Dr. Cheryl Jimenez Frei, who is an expert on monuments and the cultural identity they bring. She says this topic is way more complex than we may think.

Katie Phernetton

Katie Phernetton is one of the Daybreak morning anchors.

She joined News 18 in August of 2018 after working as a reporter for five years in the Green Bay market. Born and raised in Green Bay, she prides herself in being a cheesehead through and through.

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