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Taking Down the Monuments: The Future of the Past in Durham and Baltimore

September 5th, 2017
12:00 PM



FSP | Taking Down the Monuments: The Future of the Past in Durham and BaltimoreUPDATE: The Duke Chronicle published a story about this panel, written by Nathan Luzum, in the Sept. 9, 2017 issue.

And Duke Today also featured the panel discussion on their website.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Forum for Scholars and Publics
011 Old Chem
Duke's West Campus Quad

A light lunch will be served.

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.

Sponsored by the Forum for Scholars and Publics.

Photo Credit: Allen Breed/AP.

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 ...

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Blair Kelley

Department of History, 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 ...

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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 ...

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Robin Kirk

Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute

Robin Kirk is the Faculty Co-Chair of the Executive Committee of the Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute and is a founding member of the&...

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