Join Karen L. Cox in conversation on her book No Common Ground: Confederate Monuments and the Ongoing Fight for Racial Justice. The virtual talk will be held April 22, 2021, from 5:30-7 p.m.
ABOUT THE TALK
'As a Matter of Fact' is a virtual conversation with a UNC Press author, a UNC Charlotte faculty member and a community leader about issues impacting our communities. This interactive talk will provide ample opportunity for audience questions and discussion. Attendees must register no later than 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 20, 2021. Registrants will receive a link to join the talk.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Karen L. Cox is an award-winning historian, Distinguished Lecturer for the Organization of American Historians, and professor of history at the UNC Charlotte. A successful public intellectual, she has written op-eds for the New York Times, the Washington Post, CNN, TIME, and more. Dr. Cox regularly gives media interviews on the subject of southern history and culture and is the author of four books, including No Common Ground: Confederate Monuments and the Ongoing Fight for Racial Justice (April 2020), Dreaming of Dixie: How the South Was Created in American Popular Culture, and Goat Castle: A True Story of Murder, Race, and the Gothic South.
ABOUT THE COMMUNITY LEADER
Dr. Willie J. Griffin is a 20th century historian of the South, who specializes in the Black Press and Charlotte’s local African American History. As a Charlotte native he returned home to join Levine Museum of the New South as its Staff Historian in 2018. Dr. Griffin previously served as Assistant Professor of African American History at The Citadel. He holds a doctorate in U.S. history from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
ABOUT THE UNC CHARLOTTE FACULTY
Emily Gunzburger Makas is an associate professor of architectural and urban history in the School of Architecture at UNC Charlotte. She has a Ph.D. in the History of Architecture and Urbanism from Cornell University, a Masters in Historic Preservation from Columbia University, and a Bachelors in History from the University of Tennessee. Her research focuses on the history of modern European cities and specifically engages the relationships between architecture, cities, heritage, memory, identity, and politics.