Feb. 25: Confederate Monuments is Topic of Virtual Presentation

Thursday, February 25, 2021
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Virtual event

Mankato, Minn. – Author and historian Karen L. Cox will give a 90-minute virtual presentation on “Confederate Monument Challenges and Community Response” Thursday, Feb. 25 at 4 p.m. in an event sponsored by Minnesota State University, Mankato’s Library Services; Department of History; Division of Diversity and Inclusion; College of Social and Behavioral Sciences; and College of Arts and Humanities.

According to an event preview, Cox’s presentation will focus on “what these statues meant to those who erected them and how a movement arose to force a reckoning.”

The event is free and open to the public by logging in at https://minnstate.zoom.us/j/96115914669. Access to the event is limited to 500 attendees.

For more information about the event, contact Monika Antonelli, Minnesota State Mankato outreach librarian, at monika.antonelli@mnsu.edu.

According to a submitted speaker biography, Cox is a renowned historian and scholar from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She has written op-eds for the New York Times, the Washington Post, CNN, TIME, and has a newly published book on the subject “No Common Ground: Confederate Monuments and the Ongoing Fight for Racial Justice,” which will be released on April 12. Cox is also the author of three other books including, “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.”

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 14,604 students, is part of the Minnesota State system, which includes 30 colleges and seven universities.


Monika Antonelli

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