Confederate Monument Challenges and Community Response
Thursday, February 25, 2021
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
When it comes to Confederate monuments, there is no common ground. Polarizing debates over their meaning have intensified into legislative maneuvering to preserve the statues, legal battles to remove them, and rowdy crowds taking matters into their own hands. These conflicts have raged for well over a century, but they have never been as intense as they are today.
On Thursday, February 25 at 4:00 p.m. author and historian Karen L. Cox will give a 90-minute online webinar at Minnesota State University, Mankato. The program, Confederate Monument Challenges and Community Response, will focus on what these statues meant to those who erected them and how a movement arose to force a reckoning. The free event is sponsored by Library Services, Department of History, Diversity and Inclusion, the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, and the College of Arts and Humanities. Access to the event is open to the public and limited to 500 attendees. There is no need to preregister.
Dr. Cox is a renowned historian and scholar from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She has written op-eds for the New York Times, the Washington Post, CNN, TIME, and has a soon to be released book on the subject, No Common Ground: Confederate Monuments and the Ongoing Fight for Racial Justice. Dr. Cox is also the author of three other books including, Dreaming of Dixie: How the South Was Created in American Popular Culture, and Goat Castle: A True Story of Murder, Race, and the Gothic South.
Sponsored by Library Services, the History Department, Diversity and Inclusion, the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, and the College of Arts and Humanities.
Free and open to the Public.
Meeting URL: https://minnstate.zoom.us/j/96115914669
Monika Antonelli, Outreach Liberian