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Dr. Gaines M. Foster (LSU), 'Still Fighting the Civil War? How to Put Contemporary Controversies in Historical Context'

Monday, 18 February, 2019 @ 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM | Cost:Free

Dr. Gaines M. Foster, LSU Foundation M.J. Foster Professor of History (Louisiana State University) will discuss the contested memories of the Civil War and suggest that current controversies over Confederate monuments and symbols are rooted in broad socio-cultural divisions. Dr. Foster will provide some ways of thinking about the Civil War in light of these contemporary developments. 

This events is the First Annual Presidential Lecture and the Barry Riccio Lecture on History. It is free and open to the public and is an African American Heritage Month event. 

A reception will follow. 

Categories: Alumni | Community | Current Students | Faculty | Lectures/Seminars

Location:


Doudna Lecture Hall
600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920

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