Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities

Monuments, Memorials, Memory

A Symposium on Remembering the Past in Alabama

Friday, June 14, 2019

8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities at Pebble Hill

101 S. Debardeleben Street, Auburn


  • Registration is $25 and includes lunch.  [A limited number of students are invited to register for free. Email for more information.]
  • Register by mail:
    • Complete this form and make checks payable to "Auburn University."
    • Mail to: Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities, Pebble Hill, Auburn, AL 36849
  • Register online:
    • Click here to register online and pay by credit card.


8:30 a.m.

Coffee and Registration

9:00 a.m.


9:15 a.m.

Alabama’s Monuments and Memorials: Forms, Types, Styles, and Meaning


Dr. Michael Panhorst, Landmarks Foundation

10:00 a.m.


10:15 a.m.


10:30 a.m.

Monuments, Memorials, and Markers Inventory Project


Rebekah Davis, Limestone County Archives


Dr. Marty Olliff, Troy University – Dothan Campus


Kerry Dunaway, Clarke County Historical Museum

11:15 a.m.


11:30 a.m.

Preparing the Next Generation of Historians


Dr. Ken Noe, Auburn University


Dr. Elijah Gaddis, Auburn University


Dr. Keith Hebert, Auburn University


Moderated by Cristin Brawner, David Mathews Center for Civic Life


LunchProvided by Wilton’s Catering

1:00 p.m.

The Hallowed Grounds Project: Reconciling the Memory of the University


of Alabama’s Slave Past


Dr. Hilary Green, University of Alabama

2:00 p.m.

The Last Confederate Monuments: The Myths and Lies We Tell About Loyal


Slaves and Black Confederates 


Kevin Levin

3:00 p.m.


3:30 p.m.



Last Updated: June 12, 2019