Symposium to feature Keynotes by Hilary Green and Kevin Levin
The public is invited to “Monuments, Memorials, Memory: A Symposium on Remembering the Past in Alabama” on Friday, June 14 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities at Pebble Hill in Auburn. The symposium will feature keynotes by Dr. Hilary Green and Kevin Levin.
Dr. Hilary Green, Associate Professor of History in the Department of Gender and Race Studies at the University of Alabama, will discuss “Reconciling the Memory of the University of Alabama’s Slave Past.” Green is the founder of the “Hallowed Grounds: Race, Slavery, and the University” project, which seeks to shed light onto the lives, experiences, and legacy of the many enslaved men, women, and children who lived, worked, and even died at the University of Alabama, 1829-1865.
Kevin Levin will present from a forthcoming book on “The Myths and Lies We Tell About Loyal Slaves and Black Confederates.” Levin is an award-winning educator and historian based in Boston, Massachusetts. He has written extensively about the American Civil War and has spoken across the country on the current controversy surrounding Confederate monuments. His expertise on the Confederate monument controversy has led to interviews with The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Wall Street Journal as well as numerous international newspapers. He has appeared on C-SPAN, NPR, Al-Jazeera, BackStory with the American History Guys, and Vox.
The registration fee for the symposium is $25 and includes lunch provided by Wilton’s Catering. A limited number of students are able to register for free. The deadline for registration is June 7 or until all seats are filled. For more information, or to register, visit aub.ie/memory.
The Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities at Pebble Hill is located at 101 S. Debardeleben Street, Auburn. For more information on this or other programs, call 334-844-4903 or visit www.auburn.edu/cah.
Last Updated: May 29, 2019