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Congressional Briefing on the History of Civil War Monuments
October 23, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 pm
The recent violence in Charlottesville accelerated debate about Confederate monuments in public spaces across the US. While some regard these monuments as racially divisive and call for their removal from the Capitol, city squares, and other civic sites, others defend them as valid expressions of cultural heritage. This briefing will address the historical context in which Civil War monuments were constructed and imbued with meaning, and discuss their relationship to American historical memory.
The briefing will take place Monday, October 23, at 9:30 a.m. in the Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2044, Washington DC.