https://my.historicnewengland.org/6800/monuments Online event
Boston, MA 02110
History, Lectures & Conferences, Virtual & Streaming
Historically, African American engagement with Civil War legacy has spiked during broad social movements and periods of civil unrest. The calls to remove Confederate monuments in the wake of the 2015 massacre at Emmanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C., therefore cannot be viewed simply as a reaction to that one specific incident. They were a product of the broader, ongoing Black Lives Matter movement that was founded in 2013, which has longstanding ties to local anti-monument organizing. Conversations about local history and public commemoration beyond the Civil War are increasingly becoming part of community-wide goals toward racial justice and antiracism.
In this online talk, Assistant Professor of African American history at the University of Dayton Dr. Ashleigh Lawrence-Sanders covers the historical legacy of these monuments, including opposition to them and why the current national movement centered on racial justice has spread to conflicts over historical memory and the commemorative landscape all across the nation.
Notes: The link for the webinar will sent by email prior to the event.
Please call 617-994-6679 for more information.