The Confederate Flag, Confederate Monuments & Free Speech

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In honor of Constitution Day. WSCC Professor of History, Mike Nagle, will show how events like the 2017 conflict in Charlottesville, Virginia and protests surrounding the murder of George Floyd have re-ignited debate concerning the role of Confederate monuments in public places as well as free speech.

Removal of historical monuments can lead down a “slippery slope” involving the rewriting of history. However, the context of when and how statues or tributes were erected also reflects the motivations and interpretations of those who created such monuments. Nagle will discuss these, and other related issues, as well as the importance of historical memory and free speech.

To register, go to https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_O9J_JRS4SFmDO_slqUcP9Q.  For questions, email rsnodgrass@westshore.edu or call (231) 843-5869.