Controversy over Civil War Monuments and Memorials

Here’s Christy Coleman, the co-CEO of the American Civil War Museum, speaking at the Museum’s 2017 Conference, held February 25, 2017 at the Library of Virginia on the controversy surrounding confederate monuments. This was the opening presentation of the day-long conference.

The video’s description reads, “Christy Coleman talked about the controversies over Civil War monuments and memorials. Introductory remarks were made by S. Waite Rawls for the all-day symposium on the past, present, and future of Civil War monuments, addressing the history of their construction in the North and South, and how public perception, especially of Confederate monuments, had changed. ‘Monuments, Markers, Museums, and the Landscape of Civil War Memory’ was the opening session of the American Civil War Museum’s 2017 annual symposium, ‘Lightning Rods of Controversy: Civil War Monuments Past, Present, and Future.’ It was co-sponsored by the John L. Nau III Center for Civil War History at the University of Virginia and The Library of Virginia.”


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