Monuments, Memory, and Memorialization
As symbols of collective memory, monuments, memorials, and even song lyrics, have had very different meanings to those who create them and those who inherit them. Join a conversation about national identity, changed significance, and reinterpretation with historians Dr. Renée Ater, associate professor emerita of American art at the University of Maryland, and Dr. Billy Coleman, postdoctoral fellow in early American history at the Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy, University of Missouri, and author of Harnessing Harmony: Music, Power, and Politics in the United States, 1788–1865, as well as Ada Pinkston, multimedia artist and 2020 Monument Lab fellow. Moderated by David Armenti, MCHC Director of Education.
This virtual program is free and open to all audiences. Registration is required. After registering for the program, attendees will receive an automated confirmation email with connection instructions.
Image: “Unveiling of Confederate Monument [Mt. Royal Ave., Baltimore], May 2nd, 1903,” by the United Confederate Veterans, Maryland Division, published by Guggenheimer, Weil & Co., PRS. Maryland Center for History and Culture, H. Furlong Baldwin Library, PAM 4318