This program is free and open to the public, but reservations are encouraged at this link. Speaker bios:
Speakers will include Dr. Regina N. Bradley, a writer and researcher of African American life and culture; James A. Crank, an Assistant Professor of American/Southern Literature and Culture at the University of Alabama; Dr. Maurice J. Hobson, an Assistant Professor of African American Studies at Georgia State University; and Erich Nunn, an Associate Professor of English at Auburn University, where he teaches American Studies, with an emphasis on the literature and culture of the South. Read more about the speakers at this link.
The Atlanta History Center launched a Confederate monuments initiative in the wake of the shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston in 2015. A key component of the iniative is the online Confederate Monuments Interpretation Guide, a tool to help communities put these monuments in historical perspective and foster dialogue about their future. The guide has received renewed interest following the white supremacist violence in Charlottesville, VA.