Historian To Lead U.Va. Seminar On Commemorating The Civil Rights
Movement Through Monuments
7, 2000 -- "Commemorating the Civil Rights Movement"
will be the theme of a University of Virginia seminar on Thursday,
March 9, at 3:30 p.m., in Newcomb Hall Conference Room 168. The
Carter G. Woodson Institute of African and African-American Affairs
is sponsor of the seminar, which is free and open to the public.
Upton, professor of architectural history at the University of California-Berkeley,
will discuss historical monuments from the civil rights movement.
large number of civil rights monuments erected in the last decade
mark a new stage in a struggle to define the movement's legacy.
These monuments, often set in landscapes devastated by urban renewal,
depict a South purged of its troubled racial past and ready to compete
in a new global economy, Upton says.
U.Va. participants include history professor emeritus Paul Gaston
and professor of architecture Craig Barton.
more information, call Scot French at (804) 924-8889.
Katherine Jackson, (804) 924-3629