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Taking Down the Monuments


Sep 05 2017


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Forum for Scholars and Publics

011 Old Chemistry Building, Duke's West Campus Quad

Taking Down the Monuments

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Taking Down the Monuments

The Future of the Past in Durham and Baltimore

What is the history behind the Confederate monuments that have recently come down in Baltimore and Durham? How and why did they come down? And what should be done with the empty pedestals and the spaces around them in order to offer a different kind of historical memory? Join us for a conversation with historians Martha Jones and Blair Kelley and journalist David Graham about history, memory, and politics in Baltimore, Durham, and beyond. Discussion moderated by Robin Kirk.

Free and open to the public. Light lunch served. Sponsored by the Forum for Scholars and Publics.

Related Coverage

‘That violence is still visible’: Panel Discusses History, Future of Confederate Monuments, by Nathan Luzum, Duke Chronicle, Sep 9, 2017

Removing Monuments: Why Now? Duke Today, Sep 6, 2017


Martha Jones

Johns Hopkins University

Martha S. Jones is the The Society of Black Alumni Professor of History at Johns Hopkins University. Her scholarly interests include the histories of race, citizenship, and slavery. Professor Jones is the author of the critically acclaimed All Bound Up Together: The Woman Question in African American Public Culture, 1830-1900…...

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Blair L.M. Kelley

North Carolina State University

Blair L.M. Kelley is Associate Professor of History and Assistant Dean for Interdisciplinary Studies and International Programs in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at North Carolina State University. She is the author of the award-winning book, Right to Ride: Streetcar Boycotts and African American Citizenship in the Era…...

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David A. Graham

The Atlantic

David A. Graham is a staff writer at The Atlantic, where he covers U.S. politics and global news. Graham previously edited The Atlantic's politics section and has reported for Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, and The National. He lives in Durham, North Carolina....

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Robin Kirk

Duke University

Robin Kirk serves as Faculty Co-Chair of the Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute and is a founding member of the Pauli Murray Center for History and Social Justice, which lifts the legacy of this Durham native to examine the region’s past of slavery, segregation, and continuing…...

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