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Beyond the Headlines: Confederate Monuments, Historical Memory, & Free Speech

August 30, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Co-sponsored by Carolina Public Humanities and the Chapel Hill Public Library

Click here to view the entire program on YouTube

Click here to view Dr. William Sturkey’s comments

Carolina Public Humanities connects UNC-Chapel Hill with our neighbors outside the University and promotes public engagement. Our programs draw on humanistic traditions to encourage conversations about contemporary events and past historical eras. The overall goal is to help create a more humane world by fostering civil dialogues and new insights that emerge from the humanities.

Keeping this spirit in mind, Carolina Public Humanities and the Chapel Hill Public Library are partnering to present, “Beyond the Headlines: Confederate Monuments, Historical Memory, & Free Speech.” This special event will feature a panel discussion with UNC faculty and community members. Following the panel presentations, the audience will be invited to ask questions and discuss these issues with our panelists.


Chris Blue, Town of Chapel Hill Police Chief and Executive Director for Community Safety

Danielle Christmas, Assistant Professor of English, UNC-Chapel Hill

Jamie Fiocco, Manager and Owner, Flyleaf Books

William Sturkey, Assistant Professor of History, UNC-Chapel Hill

Harry Watson, Atlanta Alumni Distinguished Professor of Southern Culture, UNC-Chapel Hill

Edwin M. Yoder, Jr., Contributing Columnist, Raleigh News and Observer


Lloyd Kramer, Professor of History and Director, Carolina Public Humanities, UNC-Chapel Hill

Free and open to the public. No registration required.

Parking at the library is limited, so consider using public transportation or carpooling.




August 30, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Chapel Hill Public Library
100 Library Dr
Chapel Hill, 27514 United States
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