Newburyport Public Library hosts Confederate Monuments and the Memory of Slavery: A Discussion (VIRTUAL). The event presented by The Southern Poverty Law Center will be held Tuesday, September 21st at 7:00 pm. It’s estimated that there are more than 700 Confederate monuments in America’s public spaces, along with hundreds of schools, streets, and communities named for Confederate icons.
Historian, educator, and author Kevin Levin has blogged at Civil War Memory for more than a decade. He will discuss the historical origins of these monuments, their connection to “Lost Cause” remembrance of the Civil War and the Jim Crow era of the 20th century, and how the divisive current debate over their future connects to our nation’s memory of slavery.
This event will be held on Zoom. Register online via the library event calendar www.newburyportpl.org/events/ or by calling 978-465-4428 x 242. Zoom emails a link to participants upon registration. If you do not receive a link, please call 978-465-4428 x242.