Civil War Monuments Of The South
Thursday, July 30
The tragic shooting at a church in Charleston set off a nationwide conversation about the meanings of symbols of the Confederacy including memorials. Some of those memorials have been defaced in the wake of that shooting and recently Governor McCrory signed legislation that would ban the removal of civil war era monuments without approval. How many such monuments are there? Who put them there, when and why and what do they really mean today? We explore that.
Dr. David Goldfield - Robert Lee Bailey Professor of History at UNC Charlotte and author of Still Fighting the Civil War: The American South and Southern History
Dr. Jeffrey Leak - Professor of English and Africana Studies at UNC Charlotte and currently serving as faculty president
Dr. Adam Domby - Assistant Professor, College of Charleston and Co-developer, Commemorative Landscapes of North Carolina Project
Colin Campbell - Reporter for the Raleigh News & Observer