Revising the Record on Race: Three Moments from the Civil War in Public Memory
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May 2, 2022 • 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm$12
How do people recount events they’ve lived through, and how do their recollections shape the histories we know today? Join historians from The Mark Twain House & Museum, Ford’s Theatre, and President Lincoln’s Cottage as we explore how people who lived through the Civil War revised and reshaped that event’s legacy—particularly on race—reusing their own memories when faced with new contexts. Through an in-depth look at documents and images, we’ll learn how their revisions influence our current understandings and reflect on how we think about events in our own living memory.
This live program will be presented on Zoom. Purchase tickets here.
“Revising the Record on Race” is a partnership between The Mark Twain House & Museum, Ford’s Theatre, and President Lincoln’s Cottage. All ticket revenue, as well as donations made with the purchase of a ticket to this event, will be split between these three institutions. To add a shared donation, click on “Support The Mark Twain House & Museum” during the checkout process.