Black Geographies and Landscapes of Memory

Type: Panel
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Day: 4/10/2018
Start / End Time: 10:00 AM / 11:40 AM (MDT)
Room: Astor Ballroom III, Astor, 2nd Floor
Organizers: Priscilla McCutcheon, Hilda Kurtz
Chairs: Priscilla McCutcheon


In this panel, we aim to center Black bodies and Black experiences in the conversations and debates over Confederate monuments. Public debate and protest concerning Confederate monuments and highly charged questions of what should be done with them draw widespread attention to the significance of memorializing history in landscapes. While involving widespread publics in consideration of ongoing influence of a racist past on a racialized and racist present, debates over such monuments also effectively center whiteness in U.S. history. This panel aims for a more nuanced discussion about what can and should be done to memorialize Black bodies on the landscape. Drawing on the perspectives of black geographies, we will discuss how to re-center the experience of non-white groups as they seek to signify and memorialize their experiences.


Type Details Minutes
Panelist Kenneth Foote University of Connecticut 15
Panelist Hilda Kurtz University of Georgia 15
Panelist Soren Larsen University of Missouri 15
Panelist Amanda Boston Brown University 15
Introduction Priscilla McCutcheon University of Louisville 15

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