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A.C.E.S. - Confederate Monuments and a Reckoning with Our Nation’s History
Following the Civil War, numerous monuments were erected and buildings were named in honor of those who fought for the Confederacy against the Union. This program will explore the reasons these monuments were erected, how they have served as flash-points in our society, and why there has been an increased call for the removal of these monuments in the wake of this summer's focus on social justice and racial equity.
Daniel Kilbride is professor of history at John Carroll, where he has taught since 1997. He specializes in the history of the American South and American cultural history. His latest book is Being American in Europe, 1750-1860.