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July 2020

Let’s Talk: Monument Avenue Statues

July 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Lee Monument covered in Black Lives Matter Graffiti with "Let's Talk: Monument Avenue Statues"

In the last month, the statues have been at the center of Richmond protests against systemic racism and police brutality, accelerating public discussions about their future and government officials' decisions to remove them. Explore connections between the statues, their perceptions and uses through time, and what's changed since the 2017 public commission. Featuring public historian Ana Edwards, historian Kevin Levin, and journalist Brian Palmer. This web program is free but registration is required. With support from Virginia Humanities

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Book Talk with Eric Wittenberg: Seceding from Secession

July 9 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

“West Virginia was the child of the storm,”concluded early Mountaineer historian and Civil War veteran, Maj. Theodore F.Lang. Explore the social, legal, military, and political factors that converged to bring about the birth of the West Virginia.

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History Happy Hour: Stressed Out Supply Chains

July 13 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

What does a person’s clothing say about the state they are in? As we turn back the clock to examine the North Carolina quartermaster system and the supply chain for soldier’s uniforms, we can see similarities to the breakdowns in our national supply chain brought on by COVID-19 as the United States has struggled to provide the things necessary for daily life.With Chris Graham, ACWM.

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