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Monthly Lecture: Monuments Go Up, Monuments Come Down: The Politics of Confederate and Civil Rights Monuments

Barbara Seater, Ph.D. comes to the Strauss Mansion Museum for this engaging topic.

The events in Charlottesville during the summer of 2017 have prompted even more consideration about memorials and what they represent. When it comes to memorials, heritage and events are political and often reflected in the monuments that are erected. As ideologies change, groups become more or less powerful in privileging the commemorated, or as new information comes to light, new monuments are created and/or old ones are removed. In this session, the politics of and public response to memorials will be examined through numerous lens.


This program is funded by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities

This program has been made possible in part by the National Edowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the New Jersey Council for the Humanities (NJCH). Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the NEH or NJCH.

Free, held at the Strauss Mansion Museum