Confederate Monuments: Past, Present, and Future
Thursday, August 13, 2020, 12 to 1 pm EDT
Confederate monuments have played a central role in ongoing protests and conversations on racial justice in the United States. Join US/ICOMOS for a free webinar about these monuments’ past, present and future across the United States. Trustee William A. Bell, former Mayor of Birmingham, Alabama, will share the origins and original purposes of Confederate monuments in the American South. Kali Holloway, Senior Director of the Make it Right Project, will describe their current role and ongoing impact in U.S. society and her organizations’ efforts to remove Confederate Monuments from public spaces. US/ICOMOS Trustee Destry Jarvis will examine how the National Park Service might guide interpretation of monuments on park property in the future. An opportunity for questions and answers from the online audience will follow.