NHC- Congressional Briefing on the History of Civil War Monuments

Monday, October 2, 2017 - 3:00pm
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The National History Center invites you to attend our

Congressional Briefing on the
History of Civil War Monuments

Monday, October 23, 2017 from 9:30-10:30 am
Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2044

The recent violence in Charlottesville accelerated debate about Confederate monuments in public spaces across the US. While some regard these monuments as racially divisive and call for their removal from the Capitol, city squares, and other civic sites, others defend them as valid expressions of cultural heritage. This briefing will address the historical context in which Civil War monuments were constructed and imbued with meaning, and discuss their relationship to American historical memory.

Speakers: David W. Blight, Yale University
Karen L. Cox, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Gaines M. Foster, Louisiana State University
Moderator: James Grossman, American Historical Association

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Questions and answers will follow the presentation.
Light breakfast will be served.

Please share with any interested parties. This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, visit the briefing website.
Direct any questions to Amanda Perry at [email protected].

 

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