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Lecture explores how Civil War remembered

staff report • Feb 15, 2013 at 1:52 AM

On Feb. 28, Humanities Tennessee will present “Region, Race, and Memory: Inheriting the Civil War” at the Jonesborough Visitor’s Center.

Hosted by the Heritage Alliance, the lecture begins at 6:30 p.m.

Dr. Daryl A. Carter from East Tennessee State University will lead the conversation as the scholar-facilitator.

Throughout this program, Carter uses excerpts of various texts to facilitate conversation about the American Civil War and how we, as a society, remember it.

Do our identities reflect how we remember the Civil War, and is the Civil War remembered differently by different people?

The two major pieces under discussion are Robert Penn Warren’s “The Legacy of the Civil War” and Ta-Nehisi Coates’ “Why Do So Few Blacks Study the Civil War?”

Carter received a bachelor of science degree and a master of arts degree at East Tennessee State University. He earned a doctorate from The University of Memphis.

He is an assistant professor of history at ETSU where he specializes in 20th century American history and 20th century American political history. Carter is working on two book projects, “President Clinton, African Americans, and The Politics of Race and Class,” and “Liberalism in Winter: American Liberalism Since 1980.”

Humanities Tennessee nurtures the mutual respect and understanding essential to community by enabling Tennesseans to examine and critically reflect upon the narratives, traditions, beliefs and ideas — as expressed through the arts and letters — that define us as individuals and participants in community life. For more information about Humanities Tennessee and their programs, visit humanitestennessee.org.

The Heritage Alliance of Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia is dedicated to the preservation of the architectural, historical and cultural heritage of our region and to providing educational experiences related to history and heritage for a wide range of audiences.

For more information, call the Heritage Alliance at (423) 753.9580, e-mail info@heritageall.org or visit www.heritageall.org

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