The story that this post replaced has been returned to its original link as of May 10, 2021. You can read it here.

NOTE: The post, from April 16, 2019, is replicated below in full, as a matter of public record. It was posted as a replacement for my original #MeToo post, following baseless legal harassment.

What could this image possibly have to do with the post that led you to this link? Read on for one of many answers.

Lest future historians wonder what happened to this link:

Version 1 of this post, published on April 3, 2019, was removed from this link on April 16, 2019.

The primary source on which that post was based was a 69-tweet thread by @intersectionist on March 30, 2019, 8:33am–10:39am, during the National Council on…

As I write these words on the fire escape of my Manhattan apartment, in early September, 2020, the flashing lights of a cop car blink in my peripheral vision. This is a parked cop car — it has been flashing its lights in place, day and night, for about a month and a half, now.

In the midst of the pandemic, this cop car is there to protect a statue of a white man who, quite frankly, even I did not know the story of until the cops surrounded the statue with crash barriers and started hanging out there. …

(tweet image shared with permission)

Last night I saw this tweet by Emily Arbelo, an undergraduate student at Cornell University. As of the time of this Medium post, it had been retweeted over 36,000 times, and liked 362,000 times. A quick glance at the more than 600 replies suggest that most are from other undergrads, at Cornell and around the country, expressing outrage that this happened — or sharing stories of similar insensitivity on the part of their own professors.

When I saw the tweet last night, I realized I had things I need to say. …

These are only a handful of the many museums, professional associations, and scholarly institutions that have hired and honored Richard Rabinowitz. How many of them did so with full knowledge of what he was?


On March 30, during the Awards Breakfast at the Annual Meeting of the National Council on Public History (NCPH) in Hartford, I made public an open secret: the decades-long collusion of leaders in the public history field — including leadership of the NCPH, academic historians, museum directors, and more — with a sexual predator.

Every time another organization gives Richard Rabinowitz an award or commission, it is a slap in the face to the dozens — perhaps hundreds — of women he abused while they worked for his company, American History Workshop.

Notably, not one person has come forward publicly…

Dr. Lyra D. Monteiro

PhD: Archaeology & the Ancient World, Brown University; Prof: American Studies, History & African American Studies, Rutgers-Newark; Director: The Museum On Site

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