Monuments, Memorials, Memory: Symposium on Remembering the Past

When: Friday, June 14th, 2019

Time: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Where: Pebble Hill

101 S. Debardeleben Street

Auburn, AL 36830

Sponsored by Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities at Pebble Hill

The public is invited to “Monuments, Memorials, Memory: A Symposium on Remembering the Past in Alabama” at the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities at Pebble Hill in Auburn. Dr. Michael Panhorst, director of the Landmarks Foundation of Montgomery, will discuss forms, types, styles and meaning of monuments and memorials in Alabama, followed by presentations on examples from three Alabama counties by Dr. Marty Olliff, Troy University Dothan; Rebekah Davis, Limestone County Archives; and Kerry Dunaway, Clarke County Museum.

Cristin Brawner of the David Mathews Center for Civic Life will moderate a panel discussion on “Preparing the Next Generation of Public Historians” with Auburn University History Department faculty members Ken Noe, Keith Hebert, and Elijah Gaddis. Dr. Hilary Green, Associate Professor of History in the Department of Gender and Race Studies at the University of Alabama, will discuss “Reconciling the Memory of the University of Alabama’s Slave Past,” and Kevin Levin of Boston, Massachusetts will present from a forthcoming book on “The Myths and Lies We Tell About Loyal Slaves and Black Confederates.”

The registration fee for the symposium is $25 and includes lunch provided by Wilton’s Catering. A limited number of students are able to register for free. The deadline for registration is June 7 or until all seats are filled. For more information, or to register, visit

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