Commemorating the Confederacy: History, Memory, and Meaning in the 21st Century South”

Categories:Open to the Public

Event Date:
March 13, 2019 – 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

UNC Charlotte Center City, 320 East 9th Street

Join UNC Charlotte Professor of History Dr. Karen Cox as she leads a discussion on the history, controversy and future of Civil War memorials in a panel presentation, “Commemorating the Confederacy: History, Memory and Meaning in the 21st Century South” at UNC Charlotte’s Center City auditorium at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 13.

Joining Dr. Cox are guest scholars Dr. William Sturkey, assistant professor of history at UNC Chapel Hill and Dr. Hilary Green, associate professor of history at the University of Alabama.

Dr. Cox is an expert on Southern history and culture, and has written extensively on Confederate monuments and memory for the New York Times, the Washington Post, CNN, and the Huffington Post. She is the author of three books, including: Dixie’s Daughters: The United Daughters of the Confederacy and the Preservation of Confederate Culture, which will be reissued with a new preface in March 2019.

Dr. Sturkey specializes in the history of race in the American South, with numerous writings on the topic. He is co-editor of To Write in the Light of Freedom, and the author of Hattiesburg: An American City in Black and White, due to be published in Spring 2019.

Dr. Green’s research interests lie in the intersections of race, class and gender in African American history. She also specializes in the American Civil War, Civil War Memory, Reconstruction and the United States South.

She is the author of Educational Reconstruction: African American Schools in the Urban South 1865-1890, and she is currently working on a book about how African Americans remembered and commemorated the American Civil War.

The March 13 event at UNC Charlotte’s Center City auditorium is the culminating event in the Beyond the Myths: The American Civil War in History and Memory series sponsored by Atkins Library and the Department of History.

The project is made possible by the Chancellor’s Diversity Challenge Fund.

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