august, 2020

11aug6:00 pm7:30 pmWhistlin' Dixie in Arizona: A Conversation about History, Memory, and Myth - Virtual Event

Event Details

Confederate Gala in Tucson 1962

Image: Confederate gala in Tucson, 1962, AHS Collections

For years, Americans have debated the presence of Confederate monuments, flags, and symbols in communities around the country, and the issue continues to spark contentious debate. How can our communities move forward to create public spaces that are more inclusive? Join the Arizona Historical Society on Tuesday, August 11 AT 6pm AZ/PT for a virtual conversation that will explore Civil War history, memory, and mythmaking in Arizona. The panel will be moderated by Dr. David Turpie of the Arizona Historical Society, and the panelists include Dr. Joy Giguere (Penn State-York), Dr. Patrick Lewis (Filson Historical Society), Dr. Megan Kate Nelson (author of The Three-Cornered War), Dr. Will Stoutamire (University of Nebraska-Kearney), Dr. Maurice Crandall (Dartmouth College), Dr. Eduardo Pagan (Arizona State University), and Mr. Jay Van Orden. The panelists will share their perspectives about the ongoing calls to rethink the place of controversial monuments, memorials, and symbols in public spaces. Bring your questions for the Q&A and conversation. 

Free event but registration is required.    

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(Tuesday) 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Arizona Historical Society