Deconstructing Confederate Monuments

A monument in Allendale, MI that features a Confederate soldier, Union soldier, and enslaved child.

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Monday, October 26, 2020 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM


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Allendale Township is home to Michigan's only known monument honoring Confederate soldiers in their fight against the United States of America. It is one of over 700 monuments to the Confederacy erected in at least 24 states, and is now part of a movement pushing to remove these tributes to the Confederacy. The Kutsche Office of Local History is hosting a roundtable this fall to examine how memorializing the Confederacy became so widespread even outside the South, how these memorials contribute to historic erasure, their links to histories of racism, and where we can go from here. Scholars Dina BaileyAshleigh Lawrence-Sanders, and Kevin Levin will discuss their own work examining the way America remembers the Civil War and answer questions about the history and the future of these memorials.


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Kutsche Office of Local History - 616-331-8099

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