Virtual First Friday: The Lost Cause and Civil War Memory in Kentucky, with Dr. Anne Marshall
As Americans grapple with our country’s long history of racial inequality, symbols of the Confederacy such as monuments and battle flags have become flashpoints for conflict, because of their association with the slaveholding past. At issue is the way we collectively remember the Civil War and why it happened, along with its implications for the present day.
Kentuckians, in particular, may find the Civil War’s legacy in their state confusing. The Commonwealth remained in the Union throughout the War, yet it is now home to numerous monuments honoring Confederate soldiers and leaders. Why? How and when did this shift take place?
Please join us via Zoom at 12 pm EST on Friday, September 4, as Dr. Anne Marshall shares her research on the post Civil War period in Kentucky, and discusses why the Commonwealth came to embrace a pro-Southern identity in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. To register for this FREE virtual event, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Kentucky native, Dr. Marshall is an Associate Professor of History at Mississippi State University. She earned her B.A. at Centre College and her M.A. and Ph.D. at the University of Georgia. Dr. Marshall has published extensively on the subject of Civil War memory, including her 2010 book, Creating a Confederate Kentucky: The Lost Cause and Civil War Memory in a Border State.