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The Confederate Flag and Historical Memory: Hate or Heritage?

Panel discussion on symbols and memory
When Sep 24, 2015
from 06:00 PM to 07:00 PM
Where West Laville Library
Contact Name
Contact Phone 225-578-2479
Attendees Ogden Honors College students & Laville Honors House residents
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As writer Isabel Wilkerson notes, the summer of 2015 was a time of "reckoning," or "our moment of racial truth," as Americans struggle to reassess the meaning of the Confederate Flag in the aftermath of the shootings at Mother Emanuel Church in Charleston, South Carolina.

In the first of two panel discussions on this subject, LSU faculty will discuss the history, symbolism, and once and future implications of the Confederate flag and Civil War monuments in American communities. Panelists include:

Professor of History Gaines Foster

Assistant Professor of African and African-American Studies Jas Sullivan

Associate Professor of History Alecia Long

Ogden Honors College Dean Jonathan Earle

Panelists will take your questions, and dinner will be provided.

A related faculty panel discussion on the racial implications of Harper Lee's new novel, Go Set a Watchman, will be held on October 1st: