Topic: Confederate Monuments - WHAT'S ALL THE FUSS?

Guest speaker: Dr. Hilary N. Green

What was the catalyst for the the Civil War, what was the aftermath, and what was the purpose of monuments and what is their legacy? Learning accurate history helps inform our opinions and shapes our responses. There will be time for Q&A following Dr. Green's presentation, and an opportunity for conversation in round table discussions.

Hilary Green is the James B. Duke Professor of Africana Studies at Davidson College. Her research and teaching interests include the intersections of race, class, and gender in African American history, the American Civil War and Reconstruction eras, Civil War Memory,

She is the author of Educational Reconstruction: African American Schools in the Urban South, 1865-1890 (Fordham University Press, 2016) as well as several essays and book chapters, public history publications, and scholarly blogs. She is currently writing a second book manuscript exploring how everyday African Americans remembered and commemorated the Civil War from 1863 to the present. She recently co-authored with Keith S. Herbert a NPS Historic Resource Study on History African American Schools in the South, 1865-1900 (Washington: DC: Department of the Interior, 2022) and has a forthcoming co-edited volume The Civil War and the Summer of 2020 (forthcoming Fordham University Press, 2024) with Andrew L. Slap.

Davidson UMC Chapel, 302 South Main St., Davidson - The Chapel is cross the street from the main church building. Handicapped parking and entrance behind the Chapel. Extra parking in the main church parking lot. Please use the crosswalk to cross Main Street.