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Washington National Cathedral to Replace Confederate-Themed Stained Glass with New Windows by Celebrated Artist Kerry James Marshall

posted on September 28, 2021

Peggy McGlone of The Washington Post reports, “Washington National Cathedral has commissioned acclaimed American artist Kerry James Marshall to create stained glass windows with a racial justice theme to replace the windows featuring Confederate generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas ‘Stonewall’ Jackson that were removed in 2017.” Elizabeth Alexander, a renowned poet, has also been commissioned to write a poem that will accompany the new windows. McGlone writes, “The announcement marks the latest step in the cathedral’s grappling with the Lee and Jackson windows, which were donated by the United Daughters of the Confederacy and installed in 1953.”

Read at The Washington Post