Speaker visits Landmark to discusses removal of Confederate statues

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PUTNEY — The Fall 2019 Landmark College Academic Speaker Series concludes with Dr. Ousmane Power-Greene on Tuesday, Nov. 12, at 7 p.m. in the Brooks M. O'Brien Auditorium.

Power-Greene's talk, entitled "Pride or Prejudice? Black Lives Matter and the Struggle Against Confederate Monuments" explores whether the process of removing Confederate statues has actually avoided addressing injustices, and thus missed an opportunity to begin a process of healing. Debates over monuments and memorials to the Confederacy often center on the uses of public space and the allocation of tax dollars, while the bigger question slips away: How should the United States — or any nation — confront acts of inhumanity perpetuated by the state?

Power-Greene is a professor at Clark University, where he teaches American history with a focus on African American internationalism and comparative social and political movements.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Eve Leons at eleons@landmark.edu or visit: landmark.edu

Videos of previous speaker presentations are made possible by Brattleboro Community Television and can be found at: brattleboro.tv



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