The National Museum of African American History and the National Museum of the American Indian collaborated on a joint conference, “Mascots, Myths, Monuments, and Memory” held at the Oprah Winfrey Theater at the National Museum of African American History on March 3, 2018.
The description for the Welcome Remarks reads, “The symposium, Mascots, Myths, Monuments, and Memory, examines the history and contested memory of racialized mascots and Civil War monuments and other public memorials. In this segment, Rex M. Ellis, Associate Director of Curatorial Affairs, National Museum of African American History and Culture; Lonnie G. Bunch, Founding Director, National Museum of African American History and Culture; John Davis, Provost/Under Secretary, Museums and Research, Smithsonian Institution; and Kevin Gover, Director, National Museum of the American Indian welcome the speakers and audience and give some introductory remarks. This program was webcast and recorded in the Oprah Winfrey Theater or the National Museum of African American History and Culture on March 3, 2018.”
The second installment, Kevin Gover (Pawnee), Director, National Museum of the American Indian, introducing the topic of the first panel of the day. The first panel covers racialized mascots, especially mascots of Indians.
The third installment is Professor Jennifer Guiliano of Indiana University-Purdue University speaking about Native American images as mascots for sports teams.
The fourth installment is Ray Halbritter (Oneida) of the Oneida Indian Nation.
The fifth installment features Mike Wise, a senior writer at ESPN’s The Undefeated.
The sixth installment is a discussion among the panelists along with Q&A from the audience.