Five years ago, ‘Hamilton’ turned a revolution into a revelation — what now?

America is in the midst of a massive project of recontextualizing itself — you might even call it a cultural revolution. Part of this revolution includes tearing down, removing or altering monuments to white supremacist violence, from statues of Confederate president Jefferson Davis, Confederate general Robert E. Lee and President Andrew Jackson to “The Star-Spangled Banner” scribe Francis Scott Key. And in this new world in which many white Americans are waking up to what Black people have long known, lands a wide release of Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical theater project…


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