Historical Memory: Myths and Monument of the Civil War

Date & Time
Monday, July 22, 2019 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
African American History and Culture Museum
Education Classrooms
Event Type
$200 to offset workshop supplies and transportation.
About this Event
For Middle and High School Educators

Join the African American Civil War Museum and Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (July 22-July 26, 2019)  in exploring how time has shaped public memory of the American Civil War and how it is displayed in monuments.

Taking an in-depth look at how the Civil War is remembered in public history and made visible through works of art like public monuments allows for deep discussion about the role of collective memory in our national story. This workshop will investigate the African American response to 'redemption' in the South through the re-crafting of the narrative of the era of slavery and the Civil War. Participants will explore monuments and historic sites in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, meet with curators, historians, artists, and other experts on collective memory.

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