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Christy Coleman

What We Choose to Remember | Christy Coleman | Friday, October 21, 6:00 PM | Brookens Auditorium (Overflow Room in PAC C/D)

Throughout the United States people are steeped in conversations regarding what should be taught in schools, commemorated on the public landscape and preserved in cultural organizations. These conversations are far from new, nor are they any less thoughtful or virulent than in times past. What is vastly different is voices previously silenced are now engaged. Christy Coleman, CEO of the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation in Virginia, offers insights into this phenomenon that will be illustrative to the public, educators, academics and public historians. Audience discussion follows the presentation. The event is the keynote address for the for the Abraham Lincoln Home National Historic Site’s 50th Anniversary Symposium (October 21-22).

Co-Sponsored by the UIS Department of History, National Council on Public History and the National Park Service.

Start Date/Time
Fri, Oct 21, 2022 6:00 pm
End Date/Time
Fri, Oct 21, 2022 8:00 pm
Event Type
Department