One of the most controversial topics during the black lives matter is the destruction of statues and monuments of historical figures that are deemed as symbols of white supremacy. This has been done in America, Europe and closer home there are calls to have natural resources, streets and other public institutions have the same done or names revert to the original local ones.
This is history, which provides a reason behind every statue, street and the name.
If we decide to do, then there is need to develop proper content that celebrates local community heroes and heroines to enable us get a big pool of persons.
There is where the aspect of knowledge management comes into play. There is too much knowledge that dies with a generation, much of which is always a slight newer version with a few changes. This is a danger which much be addressed and because we have technologies, why not work and have this sorted.
As they say, No place is a place until things that have happened in it are remembered in history, ballads, yarns, legends, or monuments. Fictions serve as well as facts- Wallace Stegner
Over to you Historians and Knowledge Managers