Brundage to Speak Nov. 11 on ‘Clash of Race and Memory’

KNOXVILLE — A noted professor and author from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill will discuss the impact of race on Southern regional identity on Nov. 11 at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Fitzhugh Brundage
Fitzhugh Brundage
W. Fitzhugh Brundage, the William B. Umstead Professor of History at UNC Chapel Hill, will deliver the Charles Jackson Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. in Hodges Library Auditorium, Room 150. The lecture is free and open to the public. A reception will follow.

The title of Brundage’s talk is “The Southern Past: A Clash of Race and Memory.”

Brundage has written two books looking at how, since the Civil War, whites and blacks have struggled over the meanings and uses of the Southern past. Controversies about flying the Confederate flag, renaming schools and streets, and commemorating the Civil War and the civil rights movement are only the latest examples of this ongoing divisive contest over regional identity.

For more information about the event, contact the UT History Department at 974-5421.

Contacts:

Amy Blakely, (865) 974-5034, amy.blakely@tennessee.edu