The Department of History and African American Studies Program are sponsoring a panel, "After Charlottesville: The Confederate Monument Controversy" at 5 p.m., Sept. 27, at the Center for Global Citizenship. The panel will discuss the history of Confederate monuments and the rise of white nationalism.
The removal of Confederate monuments around the U.S. has spurred protests, riots, and violence from Charlottesville to St. Louis. The controversy has also fueled a national dialogue about race, memory and white supremacy ideology.
The panel will feature Rev. Traci Blackmon, M.Div., senior pastor of Christ the King United Church of Christ in Florissant, Louis Gerteis, Ph.D., professor of history at the University of Missouri, St. Louis, Katrina Thompson Moore, Ph.D., associate professor of history at Saint Louis University and Silvana Siddali, Ph.D., the Eugene A. Hotfelder Chair in the Humanities at Saint Louis University. The panel will include an active roundtable conversation with scholars and activists to understand the controversy more clearly.
The event is free and open to the public.